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  • New paper published by Pearson makes the case for why we must take Artificial Intelligence in Middle East education more seriously

    Pearson launches "Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education" in Middle East.

    In a world where digital tools support virtually every part of our lives, why is it that the full power of such tools has yet to be unleashed to those who might benefit most - educators and learners? In the latest of its series of publications concerning digital learning, Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education, Pearson, in collaboration with the UCL Knowledge Lab, maps out how artificial intelligence in education (AIEd) can be used to create learning tools that are more efficient, flexible and inclusive than those currently available; tools that will help learners in the Middle East prepare for an economy that is swiftly being reshaped by digital technologies.

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  • Learning must become more dynamic to prepare Middle East students for an uncertain world

    New paper highlights common-sense approach to education with 'problem solving' at its core

    The Problem Solvers, a new paper by leading authority on innovation and creativity Charlie Leadbeater launched in the Middle East today by Pearson, finds that the most successful schools across the globe are leveraging "dynamic learning" - a combination of four key ingredients - in order to prepare students to enter the jobs economy of the future.

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  • Vocational education will help realise UAE Government's industry sector goals

    Mark Andrews, Head of Pearson Qualifications International (PQI) in the Middle East, believes that quality vocational education programmes will be instrumental in helping to achieve the vision of the newly launched Industrial Council.

    On the 17th April 2016, the Cabinet of the UAE, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, endorsed the launch of the Industrial Coordination Council.

    The establishment of the Council forms part of the UAE Government's 2021 vision to build a diversified, knowledge based economy. It is hoped that the new Council will drive the growth of the Emirates' industrial sector, helping to increase the sector's contribution to national GDP. The Council, to be led by the Minister of Economy, will drive unity and bring greater cooperation between the various legislatures in the UAE in regards to industrial development.

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  • Pearson launches School Improvement Service to align with UAE School Inspection Framework

    Pearson aims to help schools meet new national standards and embed world-class systems and processes in UAE schools.

    Pearson has announced a new School Improvement Service, designed to help UAE schools perform against the standards set out in the UAE's new School Inspection Framework. The Framework is designed to help meet the country's national agenda for education reform set about the UAE's 2021 vision.

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  • Pearson: Upskilling GCC workforce will help stabilise employment

    Education expert points to recent findings of WEF 'Future of Jobs' report to make the case for workplace education and training.

    A recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that developments in fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicted in the skill sets needed to thrive in the new landscape.

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  • Advice for GCC educators from international education expert on digital implementation in classrooms

    Advice for GCC educators from international education expert on digital implementation in classrooms

    Head of the Pearson Research & Innovation Network, Dr Kimberly O'€™Malley visits Saudi Arabia and UAE.

    Digital technology has the potential to improve educational outcomes in the Middle East, if implemented thoughtfully. This is the advice from renowned educational researcher and advisor, Dr Kimberly O'Malley who leads the Washington D.C based Pearson Research and Innovation Network.

    Dr O'Malley has been in the region to deliver an address at Ta'leem 2016, Saudi Arabia'€™s 5th annual International Exhibition and Forum for Education. Dr O'Malley led a discussion at the event on how investments in technology can promote post-secondary success.

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  • New edition of Keep Writing launched at TESOL Arabia 2016

    English language expert and author, Richard Harrison, releases new edition of widely popular language resource.

    Dubai: Pearson has announced the publication of the latest version of Keep Writing, an English language writing course that has been used in the Middle East for the past 20 years.

    The new fully revised and updated edition was launched at the 2016 TESOL Arabia Conference, which took place from 10th to 12th March in Dubai. The event brought together English language  experts from across the region to discuss developments and challenges in English language teaching.

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  • Leading education providers in the UAE welcome recognition of international qualifications

    Pearson, Emirates Aviation University applaud new rules governing vocational qualifications.

    The Emirates Aviation University and Pearson have announced their support of changes to the rules governing qualifications recognition in the UAE.

    Recently, the UAE'€™s National Qualifications Authority (NQA) and Dubai'€™s Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) announced that international qualifications, such as Pearson's BTEC qualifications, would be recognised throughout the UAE.

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  • Awards Evening Honours Top Students

    99 students receive medals at Outstanding Academic Achievements Awards Evening

    Bahrain: 99 students achieving outstanding results in recent GSCE, IB and A Level exams have been presented with medals at a ceremony held recently in Bahrain recently.

    38 of these students were presented with an Award from Pearson, an awarding organisation offering internationally accredited qualifications which include the GSCE, A Level and BTEC qualifications.

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