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The National Geographic Learning Forum on Challenges Facing 21st Century Learning will take place
in the Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Sunday 9th November

AM - Arrivals

Lunch - to be served on the terrace

2:30 – 3:00pm – Opening / Welcome - Barr al Jissah Ballroom

3:00 - 4:00pm - Hayat Sindi National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Science Entrepreneur - Barr al Jissah Ballroom

Coffee break and exhibition 'The Middle East Through the Lens of National Geographic – Contrasting Landscapes' Barr al Jissah Ballroom Foyer

6:30pm - Welcome and Dinner under the stars – Turtle Beach

Monday 10th November

Morning

9:30 - 10:15am Catching Up to the 21st Century: Are We There Yet? - Joan Shin - Barr al Jissah Ballroom

10:15 - 11:00am Critical Thinking - Bridging the gap between school and university John Hughes - Barr al Jissah Ballroom

Coffee Break – Barr al Jissah Ballroom Foyer

11:30 - 12:00pm - New concepts in language teacher education for the 21st centuryAnne Burns - Barr al Jissah Ballroom

12:00 - 12:45pm Steve Thompson – 21st Century Learning in the Gulf – laying the case for the panel discussion - Barr al Jissah Ballroom

1pm – Lunch – The Terrace

Free Afternoon with optional activity at 2.30pm: Learn about the Turtles that live on these beaches – Turtle Beach – Shangri-La Barr al Jissah Turtle Ranger

Evening

6:00pm – Panel Discussion – 21st Century Learning in the Gulf – Chaired by Steve Thompson - Auditorium

8:00pm – Dinner – Al Midan Amphitheatre

After dinner speaker – Thomas Taha Rassam Culhane - National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Urban Planner