Etihad Museum launches new initiative for teachers
Etihad Museum has launched a ‘Teachers Pack’ as part of the educational programmes to celebrate International Museums Day.
Dubai Culture, which manages the Etihad Museum, has partnered with the Ministry of Education and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) to launch the ‘Teachers Pack’, which will be distributed among teachers to help them structure their school visits to the Etihad Museum.
The pack contains information, guidance and suggestions to ensure that the learning experience is enriched and aligned with school curriculums. It can be used as an extra-curricular tool to support students’ education and provide comprehensive information about the ‘Union of the UAE’ in the curriculum.
The pack also includes activities that are suitable for primary, middle and high school students to complete at the museum or back at school. They are designed to encourage students to learn through exploration and develop critical thinking and communication skills, supporting the museum’s purpose as a key educational and knowledge sharing centre for students and experts, as well as an iconic source of historical information for future Emirati generations.
Abdul Rahman Bin Mohammad Al Owais, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, said: “We are delighted to join the world to celebrate this important occasion, which highlights the importance of museums and their role in preserving human heritage. We have chosen the Etihad Museum as it is a dynamic 21st century museum focused on inspiring visitors with the story of the founding of the United Arab Emirates.”
He added that the pack will help teachers to share the dedication and commitment of the founding fathers to their students, while also highlighting their patriotic spirit to encourage younger generations to follow their example and develop their loyalty to the nation.
“Initiatives like this support Dubai culture’s vision to establish Dubai as a global creative and sustainable city for culture, heritage, arts and literature. It also promotes proactive communication, which is one of Dubai Culture’s key values, and aims to share this skill to future generations. We would like to thank our partners, the Ministry of Education and the KDHA in Dubai, for supporting this initiative and helping us to reach teachers and students.”