The Conference Is Entitled “Creativity And Innovation In Researches For A Better Education”
Under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Chancellor of UAEU, and in cooperation with the organization of The Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for Distinguished Academic Performance, Dr. Ghaleb Ali Al Hadrami, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost inaugurated the international conference of the College of Education. The conference was held in Al Ain, at the building of the College of Education inside the campus of the university on the morning of Tuesday the 21th of February, and continued till the 23th of February 2017, in the presence of his Excellency Dr. Jamal Al Muhairi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Youth and General Secretary of the Hamdan Award for Distinguished Academic Performance, with the participation of the representatives of The Abu Dhabi Education Council, and the Raydan Academy, in addition to the experts and decision makers in the field of education coming from the countries of the Middle East, the North of Africa, the United States of America, Scandinavian countries, and many professors and teachers in the public school sector, as well as many officials, administrative seniors, heads and academic leaders, in addition to the members of the teachers’ committee, the Club of the College of Education, and the students of the college.
His Excellency Dr. Jamal Al Muhairi pointed out in his speech on the necessity of enhancing and supporting the cooperation with the Organization of the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum award for Distinguished Academic Performance, as well as many educational institutions specially the United Arab Emirates university in order to execute the National Agenda of Education for 2021. The aim of this conference is to adopt a new structure or system that will help to achieve the successful results in Education through developing and innovating the educational programs. On its turn, such initiative will enhance the competitive power of the state on the regional and international level and will found the economics on the basis of knowledge resources. Moreover, He assured that he will attach a great importance to the recommendations, solutions, consultancies and creative initiatives of the above conference for the purpose of developing the educational system, hoping that it will achieve all its goals and aspirations.
On the other hand, Dr. Ghaleb Ali Al Hadrami, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost, welcomed all the participants, and greeted them on behalf of His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Chancellor of UAEU, and Professor Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor of the United Arab Emirates University. In his speech, he attached a great importance to the impact of the above conference, its results, advices, consultancies and recommendations that are related to the strategic goals and targets set by the wise leadership of the UAEU in order to achieve the wide vision of the Emirates’ state for the year 2021 that will pave the way to the UAEU educational pioneering and innovative role. On its turn, the conference would play an important role in enhancing and promoting the national scientific strategy that aims to found the economics on the basis of knowledge resources through applying the policies related to the innovation and scientific research programs applied by the Emirates’ state in the education sector. Such wise initiative will achieve the UAEU wide long-term vision found on the distinguished performance in the higher education and scientific research on both regional and international levels. Therefore, the advanced world education systems are oriented towards recording greater results and achievements among the graduated alumni, and attach a great importance to the quality, innovation, creativity and distinguished performance in the methods of teaching, which will contribute to increase the degree of awareness of the new generation, prepared and trained in their National University to face all the world challenges.
During the morning conference session, the Professor Gary Lavignon, from the Faculty of Education in Helsinki, in Finland had presented a lecture or presentation in order to explain the innovative contributions of the school in founding and adopting the educational innovative systems and curriculums. On the other hand, an evening scientific session was held and dedicated specially for the major international experts to discuss the importance and the impact of the distinguished teachers’ vision. On her turn, the expert and Professor Etta Hollins, from the USA University of Missouri, gave a lecture about the power of education and learning. Thus, during the second day of the conference, the main speaker Dr. Khaled bin Saleh Al Mounif had demonstrated the importance of the positivity and innovation in building a bright promising future.
Furthermore, during the conference’s sessions, the participants and experts had discussed the different modern orientations, directions and methods of the teaching profession, as well as the efforts deployed in developing the educational systems, and the educational pedagogical experiences related to the innovation, creativity, research, and their major role in achieving a distinguished performance in the educational and learning process. In addition, many challenges were tackled in the conference, such as the challenges that are facing the attempts of reform and modernization of the teaching methods, the attempts of the higher education institutions to develop and preserve the level of the distinguished educational performance based on the world practices and global quality standards, as well as the challenge resulted from the degree of efficiency of the intelligent technology in guiding and helping the students with special needs to achieve success.
Moreover, the audience and participants of the conference discussed the impact of the different events and activities of the conference, and the workshops affiliated to it, as well as the different innovative methods that may help to develop and improve the scholar program in culture, in addition to the sciences, technology, mathematics, and engineering programs. Thus, it has been examined and dealt with the role of the governmental institutions, and the concerned parties in enhancing and promoting the quality of the higher education and the scientific research in the field of teaching, education and pedagogy so it can comply with the international global standards and innovative high-performance systems, in addition to the brainstorming and creative thinking techniques, their means and mode of use, and their positive influence on the promotion of creativity and innovative initiatives among the talented students.