Conference Outline

Friday, February 16, 2018

09:00-10:00 Conference Registration & Coffee | Room: Al Noor

10:00-10:30 Announcements & Welcome Address | Room: Al Noor
Kiyoshi Mana, The International Academic Forum
Said Faiq, American University of Sharjah, UAE

10:30-11:15 Keynote Presentation I | Room: Al Noor
Exploring English Language Education in the MENA Region
Now and in the Future
Deena Boraie, American University in Cairo, Egypt

11:15-12:00 Featured Presentation I | Room: Al Noor
In the Era of Disruptive Transformations: Embracing the Imperative of Dynamic Adaptation to the Evolving World of Work
Virginia Bodolica, American University of Sharjah, UAE

12:00-12:15 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award | Room: Al Noor I

12:15-12:20 Conference Photograph | Room: Al Noor

12:20-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-14:45 Featured Presentation II | Room: Al Noor
Key Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in the Field of Higher Education in the UAE
Martin Spraggon, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of
Government (MBRSG), UAE

14:45-15:30 Featured Presentation III | Room: Al Noor
Edutainment for Political Reconciliation in South Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Mtwa's Bopha! and Fugard's Valley Song
Mustafa Taha, American University of Sharjah, UAE

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break | Al Noor I

16:00-16:30 Featured Presentation IV | Room: Al Noor
Using Critical Thinking Techniques in the Classroom
Sufian Abu-Rmaileh, UAE University, UAE

16:30-17:30 Featured Panel Presentation | Room: Al Noor
Innovation in Education Through Curriculum Reform and Research: The Case of the UAE
Christina Gitsaki, Zayed University, UAE
Hayley Holuj, Ministry of Education, UAE
Hanada Taha, Zayed University, UAE
Radek (Radoslaw) Janik, Ministry of Education, UAE
Zainab Al Baloushi, Ministry of Education, UAE

17:30-18:30: Conference Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 17, 2018

08:30-09:00 Coffee, Tea and Pastries | Room: Amwaj 1

09:00-11:00 Parallel Session I

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break | Room: Amwaj 1

11:30-13:00 Parallel Session II

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:30 Parallel Session III

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break | Room: Amwaj 1

16:00-18:00 Parallel Session IV

Sunday, February 18, 2018

08:30-09:00 Coffee, Tea and Pastries | Room: Amwaj 1

09:00-09:45 Featured Session V | Room: Amwaj 1
Classroom Management: Empirical and Practical Perspectives
Christine Coombe, Dubai Men's College, UAE

09:45-10:00 Coffee Break | Room: Amwaj 1

10:00-11:00 Parallel Session I

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break | Room: Amwaj 1

11:15-13:15 Parallel Session II

13:15-13:30 Closing Comments | Room: Amwaj 1

13:30-14:30 Lunch

The above schedule may be subject to change.