Islamabad, October 20, 2018 (PPI-OT): Participants of a two day international conference on innovation in teaching and learning have recommended for prioritizing education and updating curriculum as per advancements of the hour. They also called for a meaningful linkage between academia and policy makers.
Conference was organized by the department of education of the university in which educational experts and educationists discussed innovation in curriculum and instruction, innovation in higher education, innovation in educational research and educational interventions in more than 170 research papers.
On the second day, experts discussed innovation in educational pedagogies, internationalization of education and technology innovations and its impact on education. “Human development is basic need of every society because it guarantees health and educational prerogatives of an individual” said Ali Nawaz Awan, Member National Assembly in the concluding ceremony. He stressed that education must be prioritized and told that government was keen to work with academia to come with better solutions to the problems.
Member National Assembly Nafeesa Khattak called for a well updated, advanced and innovative curriculum. She also hailed IIUI for its services and disused opportunities for youth to excel in the field of education. Ch. Muhammad Munir, former Joint Secretary education stressed upon spending more and more on education. He said that the sector was being neglected and suggested that special training courses for teachers be launched. He also urged for a meaningful linkage between policy makers and academia.
Dr. Samina Malik, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences elaborated objectives of the conference and said that it was aimed at addressing opportunities, challenges and directions afforded by the technological innovation in the field of education. “We will have to let our youth think “out of the box” because it is a salient attribute of innovation and progress. She furthered that use of technology does not make things innovative, while it was necessary that innovative approaches be adopted.
Dr Nabi Bux Jummani, the patron of the conference and director distance learning paid vote of thanks to all the participants. Earlier, Heads of education departments at both male and female campuses elaborated objectives of the conference and apprised about the services and achievements of the departments. The ceremony was also attended by Vice Presidents, senior faculty member of the department and a large numbers of the students.
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