“Not everyone who speaks from knowledge can be understood. There must be methods to deliver the knowledge, from enticement to intimidation, to many other types of approaching. What’s important is the gained outcome from the knowledge.”
His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, at the Inauguration ceremony of the Sharjah Private Education Authority’s new headquarters - October 2019.
His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah addressed many topics related to the educational process at the Inauguration ceremony of the Sharjah Private Education Authority’s new headquarters. This lines with Sharjah’s plans and strategy towards science and human’s intellectual development.
His Highness discussed the methods of teaching with officials in the education field and teachers, the backbone of the educational process. They are the ones who carry the burden of interacting with the students to deliver knowledge through educational curricula.
His Highness spoke about one of the vital points that educators should pay attention to for the student to understand what the teachers deliver from knowledge. Teaching methods are what connects the teacher’s knowledge and guidance and the students’ assimilation and understanding of the subject. His Highness provided evidence supporting his point, for the teachers to pay attention to; teachers should make sure the students understand the given materials instead of focusing on giving lessons. The aim of the teacher is for the student to fully understand the lesson.
His Highness addressed the methods which the teacher used to achieve the final result, and that is making sure the students understood the material. Teaching methods differ between encouragement and intimidation. His Highness stressed the need to train teachers so that he or she is at the highest levels of educational qualifications to help push the future prodigies forward.