Background

To develop and design our model, we have collected data and gathered insights in the following ways:

  1. Conducted extensive background research based on motivation and student engagement scholarly articles and academic theories
  2. Surveyed +100 teachers in Qatar to understand the local context on lack of student motivation
  3. Visited and interviewed total of 10 field experts working on similar initiatives in the Netherlands and UK to identify lessons learnt and best practices
  4. Conducted a pilot program with 15 students and 1 guest speaker to prototype and collect students’ and speaker’s feedback
  5. Reached out to 11 potential guest speakers to see test the demand and potential growth of our network (all were excited to be part of this project)
  6. Surveyed ~200 teachers across GCC to test the potential demand of the project


Summary of our field research findings looking at public schools teachers' perceptions of student engagement in learning in Qatar:


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Summary of field research testing teachers' demand for EduLink in the GCC:


Percentage of Teachers who Believe the Project Approach Will Help Engage Students in the Learning Process in the GCC

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Percentage of Teachers who are Excited and Willing to Partner with an External Service Provider to Help Them Facilitate the Approach of Linking Schools to Professionals in the GCC

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