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Bushra Afreen

Head of Secondary and Sixth Form

Sharjah International Private School

A passionate educator, who has been gracefully selected as a T4 UAE Lead Country Ambassador 2023, UN Global Schools Advocate, HP Fellow 2022 Cohort, and also NatGeo Certified Educator amongst few. I am a staunch supporter of SDGs who works throughout the year on various initiatives to achieve Agenda 2030. My main focus is SDG 4-Quality Education, if this is achieved I believe all other goals can be achieved too. I love promoting Student Agency and always ensure that all my students are involved in international projects serving SDGs. On the other hand, I always empower My colleagues through different programs and international projects. In fact, I am an enthused educator who loves engaging not only herself but also her team members and her students too to achieve what is possible by all means for #SDGs.


31 October, 2023 | 15:00 to 15:20
Reimagining the role of technology in education

For centuries, the traditional classroom design, with rows of tables and a teacher-centered approach, has dominated education. However, the limitations of this approach have become increasingly apparent, and advancements in technology have opened up new possibilities for education. The next-generation classroom offers a solution to break the systems that have been drilled into the education system. During this chat, we can explore the next-generation classroom and the changes it proposes. By leveraging technology, the next-generation classroom aims to create a more student-centered and interactive learning experience. This conversation examines the various components of the next-generation classroom, such as digital devices, online resources, and gamification, and how they can enhance the learning process. Additionally, we analyse the potential benefits and drawbacks of the next-generation classroom, as well as the challenges and obstacles that need to be overcome.