Qudwa Forum 2019, a forum for the teachers, by teachers in the UAE taking place on Oct. 5 and 6th in Abu Dhabi, has announced key government ministers as speakers. The event, organized by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
The participating government ministers are: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al-Nahyan, minister of tolerance; Hussain Ibrahim Al-Hammadi, minister of education; Noura bint Mohammed Al-Kaabi, minister of culture and knowledge development; Jameela Al-Muhairi, minister of state for public education; Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al-Falasi, minister of state for higher education and advanced skills and chairman of the UAE Space Agency; and Mohamed Khalifa Al-Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi.
With the full agenda revealed, the speakers will highlight the significance of adopting innovative teaching methods to enhance the future of education.
Held under the theme of “Teaching for Global Competence,” the event topics are set to highlight internationally recognized best practices and teaching methods that teachers in the region can adopt in the future, with more than 70 local, regional and international speakers and leaders in the education sector participating in the forum.
In his opening address titled “Classroom Coexistence: Teaching for Tolerance,” Sheikh Al-Nahyan will discuss how tolerance is an open-minded approach, a respectful attitude, and a curiosity about different cultures that pervades everyday life in the UAE’s multicultural society.
The forum will attract key international speakers in fields related to knowledge including Dr. Beau Lotto, neuroscientist and founder of Lab of Misfits neuro-design studio, US.
Mohamed K. Al-Neaimi, director of the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, will kick off the forum, highlighting the change in the UAE’s education landscape.
Qudwa Forum 2019 will also host the prestigious Mohamed bin Zayed Award for Best GCC Teacher, which honors exceptional teachers from the GCC region.