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Abu Dhabi University is pleased to present the Future Schools 2030 workshop series for high school principals, teachers, and councilors. The program involves 90-minute-long workshops and innovation labs on various topics related to the future of schools and learning. A significant focus will be on building capacity for teaching and learning in the current virtual and hybrid learning environments, as well as on stewardship for creating an innovative and inspiring school culture. Upon the completion of the program, the participants will receive a certificate of completion from Abu Dhabi University.

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Nov 5, 2020, 16:04 PM
What schools look like in 2030
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The Vision and Leadership for Future Schools

Future scenarios for education and inclusive leadership practices

  • Scenario Building and Backward Strategy Building
  • Four diverging scenarios for future delivery of education and how to translate that to our schools
  • How to be a (more) inclusive leader at school And beyond


Dr. Anne van Ewijk,
Associate Professor of Management,
College of Business, ADU

Date and Time
  • Monday, 07 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 09 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm

Educating global citizens

Creating future curriculum and a culture of global awareness, critical thinking, and innovation

  • Building learning environments conducive to innovation and entrepreneurial education
  • Techniques for teaching 21st-century skills


Dr. Petra Turkama
Director of Innovation, Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business, ADU

Date and Time
  • Monday, 14 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 16 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm

Virtual School

Digitalization and the future of smart education and skills during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Hybrid and online learning during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Techniques for tapping into the opportunities of virtual learning
  • Assurances of learning in a digital environment


Dr. Hamad Ebrahim Ali Odhabi
Director of Al Ain and Dubai Campuses
Abu Dhabi University 

Date and Time
  • Monday, 21 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 23 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm

What schools will look like in 2030

Futureproofing educational curricula. Facilitated discussion and sharing best practices

  • The new role of schools in 2030
  • Curricula of 2030 and the new role of the teacher
  • Future management learning systems
  • Sharing experiences and best practices during the pandemic


Prof. Sherine Farouk
Assistant Provost for Academic Projects, Professor of Accounting
College of Business, ADU

Date and Time
  • Monday, 28 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm
  • Wednesday, 30 December 2020 @5pm-6:30pm


The deadline for registrations is December 5, 2020, or until the maximum capacity is reached.


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