1 May 2018
Under the patronage of His Excellency Prof. Hamid M.K. Al Naimiy, Chancellor of the University of Sharjah, the Vice Chancellor Office for Academic Affairs organized the "UoS Education Forum 2018." The forum addressed the most promising ideas for improving the teaching-learning process, and the challenges, solutions, and innovations in teaching and learning. It comes following recent advances in the teaching and learning process at the university level and the technological advances in education, as well as the increasing demand for highly qualified graduates in their fields of specialization. The forum aims to explore and implement a comprehensive plan for improving the educational process at the UoS. The plan focuses on supporting research initiatives and projects, increasing the employability of the University graduates, incorporating technology in the teaching-learning process, and encouraging students and faculty members to be creative and innovative.
In his speech, the UoS Chancellor reaffirmed the importance of supporting research projects and initiatives and continuously working to implement the best modern teaching techniques by improving the technology used in education and ensuring its application in all relevant programs and colleges at the University. Prof. Al Naimiy also stressed the significance of collaborating with various national and international academic institutions and treating students as equal participants in the research projects conducted at the UoS.
Prof. Elsiddig A. E. Elsheikh, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, shared the continuous efforts and initiatives of the Office in studying the modern teaching techniques and the possibilities for implementing them in the various curriculums and programs offered at the University of Sharjah. He also addressed the role of faculty members in finding the best methods for teaching that are most suited for their students and programs. During the forum, the various education development committees' representatives at the Office for Academic Affairs participated in discussions that aim to explore new teaching and learning methods and technologies, advanced teaching techniques, recent research on teaching and learning development, and the graduate-level teaching methods. They also focused on faculty teaching methods improvement by supporting creativity and innovation in teaching, and encouraging them to involve students in their research projects at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Also partaking in the forum, Prof. Clare Milsom, the representative for the University of Liverpool in United Kingdom, gave a presentation on new advancements in innovative academic curriculums planning.