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Research Seminar Series

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START DATE 14 December 2016
END DATE 14 December 2016

We are pleased to invite you to our weekly Research Seminar Series on Wednesday December 14th from 4pm, at Middlesex University Dubai in the Oasis Theatre, Block16, Knowledge Park.
 The Research Seminar Series was launched in 2008, and hasfeatured more than 180 presentations to date. The seminars provide a forum for researchers to share their work. Presenters include faculty from Middlesex University Dubai and other universities in the United Arab Emirates, as well as researchers from other global institutions. This week’s presentation is:

Fostering a Reading Motivational Environment for K-3 Students

Nuzhat Dawood

Middlesex University Dubai


This presentation includes a review of literature that focuses on the fundamental factors of reading motivation and some of its effective strategies of creating classroom cultures that foster reading motivation for K-3 Arabic school students in the Middle Eastern countries. Although the study focused reading motivation of children in the United Arab Emirates but it will help teachers and parents in any country because student motivational factors are universal. It also includes a section on the activities of (a) building self-esteem, and (b) instructional motivation for students. These activities are designed to help create opportunities for children to build vocabulary, pronunciation, fluency, prediction, inferring, and many other skills which will ultimately help them in the development of reading motivation. The conclusions indicate that teacher’s positive attitudes, parent’s involvement, stimulating classroom environments, library facilities, self-efficacy, intrinsic and extrinsic motivations are all responsible for the development of reading motivation in children.


Nuzhat Dawood has more than two decades of experience in the academic field across cultural teaching and curriculum planning. Her primary work has been in the UAE where she has developed and implemented curriculum in leading schools. Nuzhat has worked on a Reading Motivation guide for teachers to enhance reading motivation for K-3 students. Throughout her career she has taught at various schools and Universities in the UAE, US and India. She is currently a visiting faculty member at Middlesex University Dubai in the Health & Education Department. Her knowledge and skills include mentoring, performance management, integrated teaching methods and student development initiatives. Her prime area of interest is towards handling of diversified class teaching while applying modern techniques across students from elementary school through university. 

If you are interested in presenting at one of our future seminars, or would like to recommend someone, please contact:

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