Ithra’s ‘Learning Beyond’ draws to a close
Conference helps unleash the power of storytelling.
Crowds of educators, parents, content developers, education entrepreneurs, intellectuals, and life-long learners of all ages to descended on the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) to immerse themselves in the power of storytelling as a learning tool during the second edition of the “Learning Beyond Conference.”
Once upon a time storytelling formed the very fabric of society and was relied on to pass on traditions and learnings from generation to generation. While society has evolved considerably since then, storytelling continues to play a vital role in our lives.
— Nourh AlZamil, Ithra Programs Division manager
“Neurological research proves storytelling is the best way to capture people’s attention, bake information into their memories, and forge close, personal bonds,” said AlZamil. “This year’s Learning Beyond brought together learning experts from around the globe to explore creative and informal learning methods through the lens of storytelling.”
Through a rich offering of intensive workshops, keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, roundtables with global experts, and immersive experiences across Ithra’s facilities, Learning Beyond showcased storytelling as a tool to delve into innovative and unconventional lifelong learning best practices by examining various strategies, tools, and learning styles.
The conference also exposed visitors to different learning environments including techniques to turn classrooms into ‘imagination rooms’ as well as exploring the benefits of social spaces and their positive impact on learning. The Beyond Books session encouraged learning through experiences and interactions that go beyond the written word.
“We believe Learning Beyond will be a truly transformative experience proving the point that it’s not about what you learn, but how you learn it,” added AlZamil.
Caption for top photo: Ithra’s Learning Beyond Conference showcased storytelling as a tool to delve into innovative and unconventional lifelong learning best practices by examining various strategies, tools, and learning styles.