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Queen Rania highlights importance of interactive learning in promoting creativity

By JT - Jun 08,2015 - Last updated at Jun 08,2015

Her Majesty Queen Rania tours the Children’s Museum on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Monday emphasised the educational role of the Children’s Museum Jordan (CMJ), and the importance of interactive learning in promoting creativity and critical thinking in children at a young age.  

Chairing the CMJ board of trustees meeting at the museum’s premises, the Queen called on the museum staff to expand their outreach to include more children from across the Kingdom, particularly through the mobile museum, according to a statement from her office.

During the meeting, Her Majesty listened to an overview of the museum’s achievements and future plans, presented by CMJ Director Sawsan Dalaq.

Currently, the museum receives 250,384 visitors annually, in addition to 45,628 children who experienced the mobile museum in different parts of Jordan, the statement said.

Queen Rania, accompanied by Dalaq, also visited the newly installed solar power system, placing the CMJ among the pioneering educational institutions that use sustainable and clean sources of energy.  

The system utilises the museum’s rooftop and parking lot as solar panel-covered areas that harvest solar energy to power the entire building. 

During her tour, Queen Rania inaugurated two exhibit areas funded by Zain and the Central Trade & Auto Co. – Toyota Jordan. 

One of the new exhibits is a virtual reality station that aims to offer a simplified and interactive approach to understating science. 

The second exhibit offers children the chance to understand car mechanics and maintenance, the statement said. 

Before departing, Her Majesty thanked all staff, donors and board members for their continuous support for the museum. 

Established in 2007, the CMJ is an NGO affiliated with the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development. 

 

The museum offers interactive spaces, complemented by live educational programmes, to encourage children to learn through self-exploration in a safe environment.

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