By Shireena Al Nowais
The world needs to recreate traditional ways of schooling and allow pupils the flexibility to learn at their own pace, a leading education expert has said.
Speaking at the Majlis Mohamed bin Zayed in Abu Dhabi this week, Michael Horn, author and adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, said traditional schools were hurting pupil motivation and achievement.
He called for a new education system where pupils are not labelled by their grades.
Mr Horn supports the mastery-based education approach, in which pupils only move on from a concept once they demonstrate mastery of the knowledge and skills at hand.