UAE Ministry of Education Introduces Comprehensive Curriculum Overhaul

Omar Abbas - | Mix

The Ministry of Education has released a list of extensive curriculum revisions that will take effect for the forthcoming school year.

These revisions are intended to improve the relevance and efficacy of instruction. These modifications include a wide range of instructional elements, from subject matter to delivery strategies, and they demonstrate a proactive approach to curriculum improvement.

Enhancements in Subject Content and Structure

One of the key updates involves the integration, migration, simplification, and addition of elements across multiple subjects. Notably, there has been a transition in the delivery of French language instruction for twelfth-grade students. Previously available presentations and activities on the smart learning portal will now be replaced with a level 4 book, developed in collaboration with the Ministry’s curriculum team and accessible via the Diwan platform.

Moreover, adjustments include the realignment of units within the business administration subject for applied track students across grades ten through twelve. This restructuring aims to better meet the criteria set by the National Qualifications Center, addressing deficiencies in the current curriculum and emphasizing the importance of teacher training through specialized programs and professional learning communities.

In a bid to streamline educational pathways, modifications have been introduced to the Academy of Engineering books focusing on electrical and mechanical disciplines. These changes are aimed at enhancing comprehension and aligning with educational objectives for students in the third semester of their 12-year educational journey. Additionally, updates in computing and creative design subjects for ninth and twelfth graders aim to ensure consistency with established standards frameworks.

The upcoming academic year will witness significant integration efforts across curricula, particularly in the general and advanced tracks. A notable change includes the merger of curriculum for the eleventh grade, aimed at fostering coherence and optimizing educational outcomes. However, it is important to note that no changes have been proposed for the applied track in ninth and tenth grades, nor for the elite track in eleventh and twelfth grades. Implementation of these changes will be supported by rigorous training programs during Specialized Training Weeks and through professional learning communities. These initiatives are designed to equip educators with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively implement the updated curriculum.

In a significant move towards standardization, the Ministry has unified mathematics curricula for advanced track students in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, aligning them with those already in place in Dubai. This shift from Bridge to Riveal mathematics will be complemented by comprehensive training programs for teachers and unified educational resources across the emirates. To ensure ongoing relevance and coherence, the Ministry will continue to engage in regular consultations between its curriculum team and subject matter specialists. This collaborative approach underpins the adaptation and refinement of scientific subjects and the implementation of elective subject frameworks without compromising on human or educational resources.

Structural and content adjustments

Additional adjustments include the amalgamation of social studies and moral education into a single subject to be taught by a single instructor. Furthermore, modifications in mathematics for twelfth-grade students will see an increase in weekly classes to eight, aligning with the approved elective subject plan. These changes mark a proactive step towards enhancing educational outcomes and ensuring alignment with evolving educational standards. By integrating new methodologies, standardizing curricula, and enhancing teacher training, the Ministry of Education aims to create a more robust educational framework for the academic year 2024-2025 and beyond.

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