Verification of Attendance - Davis Learning Strategies Workshop
On September 10 to 12 the Saudi Bahraini Institute for the Blind hosted a workshop on the Davis Learning Strategies. These innovative methods are mainly for first cycle of primary education but can be adapted for all age groups They are very good at helping to prevent learning difficulties and helping to overcome such difficulties. The children quickly learn how to focus on their work in a relaxed, positive way using highly kinesthetic methods.
The participants of the workshop enjoyed learning about the methods first hand and gained lot of understanding about how the young mind develops. There was much sharing of valuable experiences of 29 people from Kuwait, Oman, Quater, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. They ranged from Ministry representatives to teachers and mothers.
The workshop was led by Mrs. Carol Forster, a Davis Learning Workshop Presenter from the UK who has recently been closely involved in the setting up the Strategies in Iceland where over 150 teachers are using the strategies effectively in their classrooms. The translation was very ably done by Mrs. Fareeda Alzanyani who also translated the extensive manual into Arabic.
Several local business and Societies generously sponsored the workshop.