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215. Bridging the Gap: An Innovative Approach to Real-World Learning with Abdul Matheen of Project You

In this episode of Learning Unboxed, we have the pleasure of speaking with Abdul Matheen, the visionary CEO of Project You. Abdul's journey from aeronautical engineering to education has led to the creation of an innovative approach to learning, focusing on the real-world application of academic knowledge.

Abdul discusses Project You's unique 'Build and Guild' program, designed to bridge the gap between conventional schooling and practical industry experience. The program, impacting over 7000 youth, integrates social-emotional learning with hands-on projects, providing students with a more engaging and relevant educational experience.

Join us as we delve into the world of experiential learning with Abdul Matheen. We explore the importance of industry and school partnerships, the role of educators in facilitating transformative experiences, and how Project You's approach is shaping the future of education in countries like the UAE, Australia, Malaysia, and Germany.

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We unbox:

  • The journey from aeronautical engineering to educational innovation.

  • The "Build and Guild" program's integration of social-emotional learning with real-world industry projects.

  • Challenges in scaling educational programs and continuous learning in leadership.

  • The importance of industry and school partnerships in experiential learning.

  • The global reach and impact of Project You's educational frameworks.


Produced by NOVA Media


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