Wednesday, 01 December 2021 09:19 GMT

WISE's Doha Learning Days inspire experiential learning in 'Generation Unmute'


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: The Doha Learning Days (DLD), an immersive community event hosted by Qatar Foundation's education think tank WISE, returned on November 18 and 19 with various pop-up locations across Doha.

Delivered in partnership with Studio 5/6 (Ministry of Communications and Information Technology), Qatar Sports For All Federation (QSFA), Qatar Reads, Doha Debates, Generation Amazing, Qatar Academy and Dadu, Children's Museum of Qatar, DLD brought together local community members of all ages to engage in experiential, informal learning. Dr. Ameena Abdul Majeed, Director of Programs and Content, WISE, said:“We are delighted to present Doha Learning Days as a space for community and collaboration, among organizations and individuals, to help strengthen the local learning ecosystem. Together with our partners, we wanted to inspire and invite an array of perspectives to seek innovation through fun and family-friendly activities. This is especially important for the youngest members of our community, who can now come together after a long period of separation to enjoy explorative learning in the company of their friends and peers.”

With less than three weeks to go until WISE 2021 kicks off its first-ever hybrid edition on December 7-9, DLD set the tone for this year's WISE theme 'Generation Unmute: Reclaiming our Future through Education'.

Curated for youth and families, activities centered around promoting creative self-expression as a catalyst for local innovation. Studio 5/6, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's maker space initiative, empowered the community to create and innovate through a variety of tech-based challenges that aimed to increase knowledge and skills in digital fabrication and emerging technologies. These included using its MakeyMakey invention kit and pocket sized coding robot OZOBOT to complete a series of tasks, as well as using 3Doodler pens to create a 3D flag festival.

Qatar Sports For All Federation (QSFA), a member of the Ministry of Sports and Youth (MSY), led an outdoor exercise session at Aspire Park, inspiring fun community-building through movement. Abdullah Al Dosari, Director of Events and Activities at the QSFA, stressed the Federation's keenness in encouraging all segments of society to practice sports and take advantage of its positive impact for all age groups.

Tapping into creative self-expression, Dadu, Children's Museum of Qatar organized a hands-on workshop on how to make biodegradable plastic, teaching sustainability through play. After learning how to make the biodegradable plastic, participating children were able to expand their creativity to make their own ornaments and toys.

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