The idea of using technology to improve learning experiences in schools is an approach to achieve the best results in education.
Al Hekma International School (AHIS) is a pioneer in education and integration of technology and adopts blended learning and engagement with students.
The school aims to use innovation to make use of technological advancement to improve and enrich the learning experience.
At AHIS, blended learning combines online educational materials and opportunities for interaction with traditional place-based classroom methods.
It is not only about the use of technology, but also a complete revamp of the way we think about teaching.
A mix between classical and modern learning methods, students study online in addition to being instructed by their teachers.
Students also have the opportunity to interact with technology through virtual labs and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths (Steam) activities.
The special lab environment enables students to use simulations to solidify their understanding of difficult concepts, and allows them to do 3D animations, quizzes and theoretical explanations.
AHIS has also put emphasis on allowing students to learn through experience, as it has many advantages over traditional classroom and instructor-centric methods.
These include the ability to immediately apply knowledge, availability of real-time coaching, and encouragement of teamwork and communication skills.
At AHIS, student involvement increases through these processes as learning accelerates through engaging the students’ emotions as well as enhancing their understanding.
“Knowledge results from the combination of grasping experience and transforming it,” said educational theorist Professor David A Kolb.
AHIS is centred around providing students with a safe and nurturing environment and staff are passionate about teaching and building the love of life-long learning in them.