Blog citizensschool Jun 10, 2024

A Paradigm Shift in Education

Traditional methods of learning – textbooks, exams and lectures have long been the standard approach to education. In today’s rapidly changing world, the need for a more adaptable educational model has become evident.

Citizens School represents a breath of fresh air for those seeking a dynamic, learner focused and experiential way of learning. Founded with a vision to offer students (learners) a transformative educational journey, we stand as a catalyst for change in UAE’s educational landscape.

While traditional schooling has its merits, we believe in a more innovative approach that builds on the existing educational practises. Citizens School cultivates a flexible and adaptable learning environment that empowers learners to deepen their academic understanding and develop essential life skills while creating a lifelong passion for learning. Our curriculum promotes inclusive and engaging project-based learning that supports intellectual, social, and emotional development, preparing learners to thrive in the 21st century workforce.

‘One-size-fits-all’ has been the hallmark of traditional schooling, where teacher led instruction and passive student roles dominate the classroom. Heavy reliance on tests and exams as a measure of success has reinforced a culture of memorisation over critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

In contrast, Citizens offers personalised learning pathways tailored to the unique needs, interests, and learning styles of each learner. By bridging classroom teaching with real world applications, our model encourages active engagement, practical knowledge application, and the development of critical thinking & problem-solving skills. At the heart of our curriculum lies a strong emphasis on Entrepreneurship. Through projects, experiments, hands on learning, we encourage learners to think critically, take calculated risks and develop a growth mindset. These essential skills help shape the innovators of tomorrow, ready to tackle challenges and embrace opportunities of the future.

At Citizens we also recognise the invaluable role of Mentors, as architects of a holistic educational experience that goes beyond textbooks and academic success. They guide the overall development of our learners and create a learning environment that nurtures talent and moulds children with an adaptable, future-ready skills and mindset.

Representing a fundamental shift in the approach to education, we offer a compelling alternative to the traditional learning model, one that could revolutionise the way we perceive education in the years to come. At Citizens, we take pride in reimagining education and empowering our learners to become responsible global citizens, adept problem solvers and innovative thinkers.

By Nagham Naamani
Vice Principal