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Schools of the future are going to be student directed, which means that

students are basically taking charge of their own learning,” said architect

Prakash Nair, president of Fielding Nair International.

“Teaching is no longer about content, it’s about skills. And you don’t practise

skills by listening to somebody talk to you, it’s more about doing. So schools

are going to go from being passive places for students to being much more

active.”

Mr Nair, a former consultant for Abu Dhabi Education Council, was among

the presenters at the conference, which attracted about 150 school

operators, owners and administrators.

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