To improve education and add innovation, lessons, dedicated to the crypto industry, are being introduced in schools in the United Arab Emirates. Particular attention will be paid to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFTs and games, based on Metaverse. Teachers are sure that this will help schoolchildren to start learning financial literacy from a young age.
The director of one of the private schools noted that the development of metaverses and other technologies, based on the blockchain, is gaining more and more popularity and is developing rapidly. Therefore, studying these structures will help to prepare students for a future job market in which cryptocurrencies are increasingly found. In addition, it is important to teach children to be safe within the virtual environment.
The study of this area in schools will take 1 hour per week. It is noted that students in grades 4-6 are already learning the basics of game design.
The art teacher said that he has been teaching elementary grades how to turn artwork into NFTs for a year, as well as how young artists can make themselves known in the digital world. The lessons also touch upon the study of two large metaverses: The Sandbox and Decentraland.
It is worth noting that the UAE government does not stand still and promotes the development of the latest technologies. At the end of September, it became known that the UAE Ministry of Economy opened a headquarters in Metaverse, expanding the area of digital services.