DUBAI, 26th February, 2017 (WAM) -- An educational report by the Watani Al Emarat Foundation confirmed the importance of interactive education in the modern school curriculum, as new practices are being adopted to support ethical education and develop the values of religious tolerance, acceptance and the rejection of extremism. Students in school should also have freedom of thought and use new methods to solve problems, noted the report.

The report linked interactive education to physical education and participation in sports, as being integral to the development of character and individual preferences. This will improve both the health and physical strength of students, and assists in terms of social participation and personal and community harmony, and will lead to a better personal direction, as well as in the wider community.

The report by the Watani Al Emarat Foundation highlights the best practices for developing the feeling of belonging and starting an interactive community education, including general suggestions on achieving personal and community harmony for children between 13-18 years old, as published in the edition of its publication, The National Scale of Youth, which was prepared and edited by Dr. Amal Hameed, Community Affairs Advisor of the foundation.

According to Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Director-General of the Watani Al Emarat Foundation, the report aims to provide the latest developments relating to youth and their sense of national belonging. The report starts by emphasising the foundations of self-reliance, participation in sports, health, cultural, artistic and social activities, both inside and outside of school, and the feeling of self-worth, by applying interactive community education in the family home and in school. This is done through dialogue and by respecting the preferences of youth and their desire for independence, without neglecting their care while avoiding forced control, and diversifying their knowledge about society and individuals.

The report highlighted how self-worth in youth can be elevated by applying interactive community education in the family home, the school and the community through dialogue and by discussing students' views and taking their opinions in decisions that relate to their lives to gain their confidence.

Source: Emirates News Agency