Qatar Foundation (QF) will host its fifth annual Teaching and Learning Forum – sponsored by ExxonMobil Qatar – on 7 October at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The event aims to equip teachers with tools to inspire young people to excel personally and academically.

Organised by the Education Development Institute (EDI), part of QF Pre-University Education (PUE), this year’s forum will be held under the theme of ‘Engagement: Student Engagement, Teacher Engagement, Leadership Engagement, Parent Engagement, and Community Engagement’

It will feature experts and motivational speakers, including Steve Francis, the forum’s keynote speaker and a leading educator, author and creator of Happy Schools, a programme designed to boost staff morale and reduce teacher stress; Dr Janet Goodall, a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath, UK; Joy Marchese, Founder of Positive Discipline UK, and a teacher and parent educator at the American School of London; and Dr Michael Lovorn, a Student Engagement expert from the University of Alabama. The one day event is now open for registration.  

According to Buthaina Ali Al Nuaimi, President of PUE, the Teaching and Learning Forum is a platform for educators to network and learn from each other.

This year, it highlights the importance of engagement from all stakeholders in education: students, teachers, leadership, parents, and the community. This forum aims to stimulate fruitful discussions that will lead to continuous improvement in schools.’

The forum will also feature workshops delivered by educators and leaders from across Qatar, as well as poster presentations that will discuss various topics linked to this year’s theme of engagement.

Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, said they believe that it is part of their responsibility, as an active member of the community, to invest in initiatives that support the development of human capacity.

We are proud to have been supporting the successful Teaching and Learning Forum since 2014. By helping educators instil a passion for knowledge in their students, we can create a confident and well-equipped generation that can build a sustainable, knowledge-based economy for Qatar’s future.’

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