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Boosting creativity, knowledge sharing in focus

DUBAI, November 24, 2015

Improving the teaching and learning experience will be a key highlight of workshops being organised as part of the next edition of Gess Dubai, a leading educational exhibition and conference in the region.
 
Under the theme 'Innovation in Education through Creativity and Knowledge Sharing,' Gess Dubai will have interactive filmmaking workshops to be conducted by Deepak Jain, festival director of the Children’s International Film Festival; as well as sessions on how neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can enrich student performance in classrooms.
 
Matt Thompson, project director, F&E Group, organiser of Gess Dubai, which will take place from March 1 to 3 next year at the Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “This is an exciting collaboration and a welcome addition to the many new exciting features that we will introduce at next year’s edition of the show.
 
Since its inception, Gess has introduced innovations aimed at helping education decision makers in schools throughout the Gulf region adopt the very latest technologies, products and solutions aimed at enhancing the teaching and learning experience. 
 
The featured workshops on filmmaking will help teachers in using multi-media technologies to foster creativity and improve knowledge sharing.
 
“At Gess Dubai, CIFF experts are going to share their practical knowledge of making films and empower educators to enrich the learning experience using film as a potent tool for edutainment. Through the workshops, teachers will be able to create their own content instead of relying on free-to-watch content on the Internet; which more often than not lacks local context and sensitivity,” said Jain, whose annual children’s film festival aims to encourage young and aspiring filmmakers in the UAE as well as help create a unique children’s content/film market to unlock the commercial value of meaningful and inspirational films for young people.
 
Meanwhile, noted international inspirational speaker and trainer David Hodgson has also been confirmed to attend next year’s Global Education Forum, the conference component of GESS Dubai, held in cooperation with the UAE’s Ministry of Education.
 
"This year promises to be the best ever, I'm really looking forward to sharing all the latest ideas from teachers applying NLP techniques to improve classroom learning, especially a new upside learning strategy and superhero training school," said Hodgson.
 
The filmmaking and NLP workshops are part of a mix of sessions which promise to make the Global Education Conference, held concurrently during Gess Dubai, a must-attend for educators. 
 
Rhona Greenhill, conference producer, said: “We will be showcasing trends in digital education as well as excellent resources on how to successfully implement science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) programmes in classrooms. There will also be early years workshops from different providers as well as an early years Plenary session.” - TradeArabia News Service



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