Middlesex University Speaker Series: Best Practices in Education
Dubai Cares Pavilion, Expo 2020
We are proud to be partnering with Dubai Cares to host an exclusive speaker series throughout January and March 2022 that offers free education and training to teachers, educators and parents from across the UAE in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)!
As educators, we believe that access to quality, world-class education is how we can empower the next generation to change the world for the better.
Taking place in the Dubai Cares Pavilion at Expo 2020 and honouring their vital mission, this interactive series will address different SDGs and feature speakers from across a range of academic disciplines at Middlesex University Dubai, including our MA Education faculty. Sessions will provide teachers and parents with actionable tools and knowledge that they can use to develop an even more inclusive classroom.
The diverse and inspirational programme will particularly focus on how attendees can celebrate and cultivate the talents in all children; instil a love of learning in each student; and equip our future leaders to develop global citizenship values such as empathy, tolerance and cultural sensitivity.
Due to social distancing regulations at the Dubai Cares Pavilion, we can only offer 30 in-person places per session. Attendees receive free Expo 2020 entry on the day of their chosen session!
Dr. Yousra Osman, Professor, Middlesex University Dubai
An interest in character education has recently re-emerged at various levels of the school system in various countries, as psychologists, philosophers, and educationists try to discover how to best develop students’ characters to help them flourish holistically.
Although, moral exemplars and role models have been used since ancient times to cultivate character through fictional stories or historical precedents, only recently have scholars begun studying the actual effects of such interventions. The following session will focus on how theories and research have found that using more relatable and inclusive role models with attainable skills would be more effective in developing global citizenship values such as kindness, resilience, and gratitude within education.
This session is aimed at educators, school leaders and parents.