I stumbled across this video about education in Dubai recently, and felt that it was worth sharing. The video was made for the government of Dubai in celebration of the 15th anniversary of their department of education – the KHDA, or Knowledge and Human Development Authority.
What I found interesting about the video is that it brings up some pretty big questions about education – mainly about how education is more than schools, colleges, universities, and specific subjects, but it is about knowledge and human development in the most general of senses (as the name of the government department would imply).
How can you apply a huge, overarching principle to a landscape that has changed so drastically over the past few decades, as it has in Dubai?
How can one authority meet the needs of such a diverse population?
While these questions and more are Dubai specific in this scenario, many of them can be applied to your school or your classroom, and they are important questions to think about. Take a gander at the video and weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter, or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.
(Note: There are some short segments of the video in Arabic – don’t fret – most of it is in English, so just keep watching!)