Curriculum Development: What will be taught at The King Abdullah Academy and how?
King Abdullah Academy is designed around the most contemporary pedagogic principles. Students
and faculty will be organised into fourteen learning communities which are grouped further into
seven units called Professional Learning Communities. These units are designed to facilitate
teaching and learning that makes use of methods very different to traditional school settings. A new language will become more commonly understood by students and parents including, for example, Project-Based Learning, Cross-disciplinary learning, integrated teaching, vertical student mobility and differentiated learning.
The project development team, assisted by expert consultants, continues the work of designing the
curriculum framework for the King Abdullah Academy. This work will progressively involve more
faculty members between now and the school opening.
The second of two workshops was held on Sunday 31 January 2016. Participants from right to left
were: Mr Phil Evans, Noura Harran, Nijmeh Zayed of The Islamic Academy (Dr Cindy Waddell also
present was the photographer), technician, Mr Chris Faisandier, workshop facilitator, Dr Sharon
Bowers STEM consultant, Dr Ahlam Musa (English/Arabic Language specialist), Mr Noureddine
El Alam, STEM educator, Dr Jim Egenrieder, STEM consultant, Alison Roca (ISA). Absent from the photograph was Ms Xenia Cox of Archademia consultancy and Dr Rajeev Bajaj, educational consultanthttp://www.kitamba.com/team) and Ms Catherine Saldutti of Educhange consultancy.