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Teachers call for more creativity in the classroom

Sunday, 18 February, 2007

School teachers in the UAE called for more creative approaches to classroom teaching during a workshop held at the University of Wollongong in Dubai on February 3rd. They discussed a range of innovative teaching methods and techniques, and shared practical examples of how to make teaching more student-centred and learner-focused. More than 50 teachers took part in the workshop entitled "Innovative Teaching Methods: How to be More Creative in Your Classroom, which is part of the Professional Development Program (PDP) for school teachers offered by UOWD. The PDP is a community initiative of the University of Wollongong in Dubai designed to promote excellence in education in the UAE. According to, Dr Lien Els, the PDP Co-ordinator, "Professional development opportunities for teachers are an important part of any society that values learning and education, and UOWD is committed to making a contribution in this regard. Further workshops in the Program will be held during the year and focus on practical issues faced by teachers in the modern world.

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