Conf. underlines quality teaching for attaining sustainable development

KUWAIT Participants in the “educational technology” conference affirmed on Sunday significance of teaching quality for sake of attaining sustainable development.

The participants, partaking in the first session moderated by the former minister of education Dr. Rashid Al Hamad, called for encouraging the education of sciences, technology and mathematics to pave the way toward establishing the economy of knowledge and making academic contracts with international institutions to improve Kuwait’s ranking in global financing indices.

Fozia Al Awadhi, representing Kuwait University, spoke at the session, shedding light on engaging students in the educational process, lauding electronic teaching as one of the best learning techniques.

However, this advanced type of teaching lacks close interaction between teachers and students.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jassem Al Ostaz representing the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), said investment in information technology is one of PAAET’s strategic objectives.

Dr. Fayez Al Dhafiri, a professor at the college of education at Kuwait University, called for merging traditional methods of teaching with technological tools.

Amal Al Mutairi, director of human development at the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, declared that the council had prepared the third development plan, featuring a central role for the private sector.

The forecast fourth plan, she has added, will focus on boosting the economy of knowledge as a prelude to attaining “smart Kuwait.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency