Students brush up on Arabic and English skills.
ABU DHABI - Local students took the opportunity to work on their Arabic and English language skills at the Treasures of the World's Cultures exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat in the second phase of the Abu Dhabi Education Council's (Adec) programme to promote culture and heritage.
Four Abu Dhabi schools participating in the Arabic English Pilot Programme sent 240 students to experience the new approach to learning.
"The tour to the museum will help deepen students' learning by using the authentic resources, while addressing bi-literacy and common learning goals in Arabic and English to support learning development," said Dr Karima Al Mazroui, Arabic medium curricula section manager at the Adec.
"The second phase focuses more on integrating Arabic and English languages to gain a deeper understanding around their topics of study, while promoting links to the UAE culture and heritage as part of building upon Adec's New School Model approach," she said.
The first phase of the programme encouraged students to learn more about national identity through the Emirati Expressions exhibition, a display of photographs reflecting Emirati culture.
The tour of the Treasures of the World's Cultures exhibit allowed students to reflect on their own heritage in a global, historical context while also enhancing their language skills as they engaged with their teachers and each other.
"These visits provide rich, authentic learning experiences leading to the development of knowledge and skills mastery along with critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration," said Dr Al Mazroui.
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