This edition of Learning World looks at how the educational landscape in Saudi Arabia, Canada and New Zealand is changing. Three schemes in these countries have won awards at WISE, the World Innovation Summit for Education.
In Saudi Arabia creating a fun environment for scientific experiments is a key element of a programme called “STEM” – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Making these subjects engaging and interesting is important and even more so when it comes to gender parity. Already it’s proving a success and aims to inspire two million students by 2020.
In Canada a programme called “Pathways to Education” is helping to turn the educational tide for those students who drop out of school with little prospects ahead of them.