Third annual Teaching and Learning Forum seeks to promote professional development

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Published April 28th, 2016 - 06:34 GMT
Qatar Foundation
Qatar Foundation

Qatar Foundation (QF) will host its third annual Teaching and Learning Forum this weekend. The one-day event is dedicated to enhancing Qatar’s teaching profession by enriching leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom, thereby promoting lifelong learning.

Organised by the Education Development Institute (EDI), which falls under QF’s Pre-University Education (PUE), the event is part of QF’s wider professional development strategy. It is designed to further enhance the national education system by providing educators with the opportunity to share knowledge and discuss best practice. The forum takes place on Saturday 30th April at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

Sheikha Noof Ahmed bin Saif Al-Thani, Executive Director of EDI at QF’s Pre-University Education, highlighted the importance of the event. “The overarching aim of the annual Teaching and Learning Forum is to encourage teachers in Qatar to share their knowledge and expertise with other educators. Through this event, we are hoping to empower teachers, helping them to reach their full potential, while simultaneously nurturing excellence and unlocking the capabilities of the young men and women of tomorrow.”

Alongside a series of leadership workshops, the forum will also feature sessions designed to equip teachers with the necessary skills and tools to help unlock the potential of their learners. Some of the topics set to be addressed include ‘Early Childhood Education’, ‘Innovation and Best Practice in Arabic Language Teaching’, ‘Innovation and Best Practice in Any Subject’ and ‘Technological or Non-Technological Techniques’.

This year’s keynote speakers are Professor Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education and Professor in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and Dr Simon Breakspear, Founder and CEO of LearnLabs, a global learning research and design agency. Simon has advised educational leaders across 10 countries, helping individuals navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for improved learning.

For more information about the event or regarding the Education Development Institute, please visit:

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Our unique ecosystem—supported by partnerships with leading international institutions—is built on initiatives that address our most pressing challenges, create global opportunities, and empower people to shape our present and future.

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