Education

CultureOctober 30, 2017

Why You Should Take Your Children To A Museum?

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

Dr. Mona Al Ali works as a museum expert and consultant. She worked as an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Art History and Museum Studies Program at the University of Sharjah.Prior to her academic career, she worked in the museum field for several years. Dr. Al Ali has a strong passion for museums, Islamic history and art. She has written few publications and has been giving talks related to the history of museums in UAE, impacts of social change in museum development, museum and identity, and strategies to attract visitors to museums.
Dr. Mona Al Ali (instagram: @Monany, twitter: @monabinhussain)

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Reading Time: 3 minutesMuseums are great spaces for learning and getting inspiration. Children who visit museums with their parents are more likely to visit museums in adulthood.  To visit a museum in the weekend or on holiday might not be the first option parents choose for their children, especially in the United Arab Emirates. Parents would consider places that

EducationJuly 13, 2016

Influence of Teaching on Language Development

Adeeb Nami (@Adeeb_PawsUp)

Adeeb is a marketing student at AUS. He is a voracious reader and a book enthusiast. He first discovered the joy for reading through Enid Blyton’s different stories, specifically the Secret Seven series. He believes in the power of words and communication, which is why he actively seeks out volunteer work, public speaking activities, and literature festivals.

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Reading Time: 4 minutesStudents are not interested in learning the Arabic language. This is a problem and teachers and students together

EducationApril 17, 2016

The UAE Fights Brain Drain

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesThe author writes about how the UAE has developed into a hub for talent and the measures taken to ensure retention of high-achieving Emiratis. Brain drain is the term used to define the movement or emigration of skilled and talented individuals that leave their home countries, usually lesser developed, to seek opportunities abroad in pursuit

EducationAugust 18, 2015

Work Placements Should Be Compulsory For Emirati Students

Mozah Al Samahi (@_mozah)

Mozah Al Samahi (@_mozah)

Eager learner with two academic achievements: Bachelors in Management(AUS) & Masters in International Business (Brunel University, London). Mozah is an insightful motivated individual who enjoys spreading her thoughts out loud by being a spontaneous wanderer in life’s journey. Her columns are based on the changing issues facing the Emirati society especially the youth. She is an adventurous who is eager to spread positivity and creativity. Mozah doesn’t believe in the word “impossible”.
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Reading Time: 3 minutesArticle in brief: the job market in the UAE is very competitive; hence, an experienced individual is required at all levels. It’s very common for teenagers in developed nations to have a job while they are studying, whether they were high school students, undergraduates, or even postgraduate students. A work placement gives the individual an

EducationMay 1, 2015

Without Roots, You Cannot Grow – Part II

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Reading Time: 5 minutesArticle in Brief: The author looks at how the current school systems are not conducive to learning Arabic while also receiving a good education. In my last article, I wrote about how the Arabic language and culture are issues that need to be addressed separately, and my emphasis was on culture. This month, I’m shifting

EducationApril 1, 2015

Without Roots, We Cannot Grow

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesArticle in brief: The author looks at the reasons why the Arabic language and culture may be at risk and the growing need for its preservation. Recent headlines in the UAE have been revolving around the need to preserve the Arabic language, as we lose the new generation to the English language and the many popular

EducationMarch 1, 2013

Walking for Education with Dubai Cares

Reem Abdalla (@Reem096)

Reem, a 24 years old Emirati female who will stand up for any cause she believes in and is curious by nature. She believes in connecting the dots and coloring the world with her magic markers. As a marketer, she likes to sell her ideas. As a female, she tends to listen and support. As a UAE National, she stands by her country and religion.
Reem aims through her quarterly column to explore issues in society and discuss emerging new trends. Listen to other people’s thought and view their perspectives about the subject. Then raise questions and form unbiased conclusions about it.

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Reading Time: 3 minutesLet’s just say waking up at 5.30 a.m. is not really my usual Friday mornings. My usual Friday

EducationNovember 1, 2012

Arabs Don’t Read

Dubai Abulhoul (@DubaiAbulhoul)

Dubai is an Emirati girl with a passion for all things art. Her number one passion was to find a place between Emarati artists and filmmakers , and her dream turned into reality in 2008 , when she was officially named as the Middle East’s Youngest Director at the age of 11.

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Reading Time: 2 minutes    When asked about whether or not he sees Arabs as a threat, Moshe Dayan, an Israeli military leader, said no by simply stating: ‘Arabs don’t read’.  Reading frees the mind and opens a possibility for free thinking. In many parts of this region, many are ‘anti-thinking’, simply because thinking leads to change. The

EducationMarch 1, 2012

The Speak Up Challenge, Breaking the Silence About Children With Disabilities or Learning Difficulties

Haif Zamzam (@haifnothaifa)

Haif Zamzam (@haifnothaifa)

Column: Joie de Vivre, Ex-Column: Sense and Sustainability
Haif Zamzam is a bon viveur who just can’t get enough of life. Her inflexibility for the norm coupled with her constant hunt for a challenge pushed her to the private sector where she is a professional in a top-tier consulting firm. Haif has an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelors degree from the AUS. Through her column, Joie de Vivre, French for “Joy of Living,” Haif hopes to show how living with your head in the clouds is highly underrated.
Haif Zamzam (@haifnothaifa)

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Reading Time: 3 minutes    “The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a

EducationFebruary 1, 2012

The Need for Improving the Qualifications of Childcare Teachers in the UAE

Ayesha AlJanahi (@_AyeshaAlJanahi)

Ayesha AlJanahi (@_AyeshaAlJanahi)

Column: The First Years Last Forever
A loving mother of a son who has changed her life and put it into perspective. Ayesha is a senior social media specialist, a Global Leader for young children in the Arab region, and a writer in few Arabic publications. Her column is written in collaboration with the Arabian Child organization, and offers inspiration and an in-depth exploration of early childhood development.
Ayesha AlJanahi (@_AyeshaAlJanahi)

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Reading Time: 4 minutesBy Ayesha AlJanaji (@_AyeshaAlJanahi) “Young children soak up knowledge about their world with the eagerness of thirsty sponges”.