NEWS ARCHIVE - February 2024

4th International Conference (ICRPPE), theme "Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development."

The third and final day of the 4th International Conference on Research, Policy, and Practices in Education (ICRPPE) commenced with a scientific session themed "Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development." This session was chaired by Professor Dr. Uzma Qureshi, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Director of the Department of Faculty Development and Internationalization at LCWU. Eng. Dr. Aqsa Shabbir, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, served as the moderator. The session featured participation from Prof. Dr. Amina Muazzam, Dr. Huma Tauseef, and Dr. Naveed Iqbal. Conf5.jpeg - 181.29 kBSub-themes explored during the session included "Education Across Borders," "Socially Inclusive and Equitable Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development," and "Graduate Employability Trends and Determinants." The panelists elucidated various stages and facets of a significant project spearheaded by Dr. Aqsa Shabbir, with documentary videos related to the project also screened. Dr. Wasif Nagi, Senior Editor of Jang, graced the session as the chief guest. In his address, he reminisced about his longstanding relationship with LCWU since 1972 when he embarked on his career as an education reporter. Reflecting on LCWU's history, Mr. Nagi underscored the indispensable role of media in education and society. He emphasized the importance of consistent education policies irrespective of changes in government and advocated for educators to impart knowledge with love and care. The session concluded with remarks from the session chair.The subsequent session commenced with a keynote address by Dr. Rekha B. Koul, Deputy Head of the School of Education and Discipline Lead for STEM at Curtin University, Australia. Dr. Koul delved into the topic of "STEM Education: Gender Differences in Private and Public Schools." Following her address, Prof. Dr. Tariq Mahmood, Director of the Institute of Education and Research at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, elucidated on the "Leadership Role for Inclusive Education." Prof. Dr. Irfan Ahmed Rind, Dean of the Faculty of Language Studies at Sohar University, Oman, delivered a talk titled "Transforming Teacher Education: Role of Research, Politics, Policy, and Practices." Munawar S. Mirza, the chief guest for this session, emphasized the imperative for STEM education to contribute to community improvement through collaboration and participation. She also advocated for teacher education institutions to adequately prepare educators for private schools.Conf6.jpeg - 117.23 kBIn her closing remarks, Dr. Uzma Qureshi commended the organizing team and the Department of STEM Education for orchestrating a highly successful international conference. She expressed her intention to establish an education association involving students, serving as a platform for organizing workshops and think tanks aimed at enhancing teaching and learning practices.

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