Global Achievement Gap-Call to Action

Minister of Education for the Kingdom of Bahrain, HE Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi outlines what must change.

HE. Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa welcomes Dr. Tony Wagner and others.

HE. Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa welcomes Dr. Tony Wagner and others.

• We must move from a system that is rigid to one that is flexible.

• We must reject a system of homogeneity in favor of one that provides for diversity.

• We must move from a system that fosters a culture of narrow theoretical knowledge to one that requires mastery, quality and professionalism at all levels and in all subjects.

• We must move from the old industrial model of rote learning and begin to foster innovation, creativity and collaboration across disciplines.

• We must stop taking things for granted and insist on self-evaluation and accountability.

• We must reject a culture of responsive behavior in favor active behavior.

• We must reduce dependence on delivery by teachers in favor of self- dependence and responsibility.

• We must reject short-term learning in favor of life long learning.

• We must eliminate the culture of easygoing education in favor of one of reflective teaching and learning.

• We must cease teaching and learning focused on exams and encourage learning for being, knowing, working and living.

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