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
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.