Qatar Museums organized the "Sharing the Vision" seminar at the National Museum of Qatar, in partnership with the Swiss International School Qatar.
The event brought together an inspiring line-up of speakers who each shared their unique experiences and ideas, on a diverse range of perspectives and ideas on enriching and optimizing the curriculum provision for children, by exploring alternative educational approaches beyond the traditional classroom setting.
The first speaker, Senior Advisor for Academic and Cultural Affairs at Qatar Museums Dr. Jelena Trkulja emphasized the role of museums as catalysts for positive social change, community nurturing, knowledge curation, and educational excellence.
Building on similar themes about museums as powerhouses for education and positive social change, Director of Dadu, Children's Museum of Qatar Essa Al Mannai highlighted the profound importance of play in nurturing the growth and development of children. He added that the future museum will provide children with a unique space for learning and growth through inclusive, open-ended play, exploration, and experimentation.
Engagement Manager at the Reach Out to Asia (ROTA) Programme at EAA George Tavola discussed the pursuit of meaning and happiness through volunteering, drawing on his extensive experience in education, training, and international development.
Educator and theorist Katherine Milton advocated for personalized learning and its role in prioritizing learners' understanding and holistic well-being, with compassion at its core. Furthermore, Educator, and Co-founder of a charity for youth at risk Claire Olivier focused on embedding inclusion in education and transforming at-risk students into Global Social Leaders.
In the final talk, award-winning social entrepreneur Jonathan Harper explored how real-world projects can play a critical role in cultivating social and emotional intelligence, creativity, and critical thinking skills, equipping young people with the necessary tools to thrive.
Source: Qatar News Agency