Education City has been a hive of activity because of Doha Learning Days (DLD), the country’s first experiential learning festival organised by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). The festival started last week with more than 50 local partners and innovators.

The festival has highlighted several themes: science and technology in the ‘Learning Labs’; wellness activities, sustainability and empowerment in the ‘Networking Majlis’; and special needs and accessibility. It has also presented several exciting offshoot activities such as practitioner workshops and sessions with WISE Summit speakers.

Aspire Zone also served as venue for two of the practitioner workshops, which gave teachers a chance to connect and learn from innovators in education.

Teacher’s Day Out! which was held at KidZania Doha, invited teachers to a workshop convened by Dr Ger Graus, the Global Education Director at KidZania. The interactive facilities at KidZania help children aged four to 14 years old to experience the world of work through realistic roleplay. A workshop curated by Aspire Academy and Brain Education Middle East focused on ways to screen students with mixed abilities and practical methods of motivating them toward effective learning.

WISE Summit speakers such as Steven MacGregor also presented the HEC Executive Education Program Masterclass during DLD, while Jason Silva, futurist and philosopher, delivered a TEDx-style talk exploring new ways to approach learning.

DLD is open to the public until today, 19 November. All activities and sessions are free-to-attend. For more information on the programme, visit