Message (Conference Chair)


Prof. Dr. Rafaqat Ali Akbar

Conference Chair
Director, IER
(University of the Punjab)
The Zoonotic COVID 19 has shutdown human lives badly. The future education' systems scheme, the long-run well-being of learners, upcoming academic entrepreneurs’ identities, social and economic growth agents, and intellectual capital all are affected by this virus. As educationists, it is our professional obligation and commitment to develop our educational infrastructure with rigorous digital literacy curricula and equip teachers having new teaching-learning competencies, and personal and professional attributes to deal with the mental health of learners in this deteriorated state of crisis. Consequently, as compared to the past, nowadays, there is a massive need to reinvent education into reflective pedagogical practices. A technology-based professional development is a prerequisite to digitalize our institutions from traditional face-to-face manner to lifelong sustainable virtual entities which can rapidly respond to the uncertain scenario. Teaching community is facing giant challenges such as opaque speculative online assessment, unproductive outcomes, episodic internet facilities and online pedagogy choice.

Education plays a fundamental contributing role in the development of a country.Teachers increase productivity and creativity among students. A blend of command on content knowledge and effectiveness of pedagogical strategies assures the high quality teaching and learning. Multi-dimensional aspects related to effective teaching and learning remain under discussion of experts and researchers. Conferences are one of the best platform to share the research findings of experts, researchers and practitioners of different fields.

It is my great pleasure to welcome you, as Director and Conference Chair in 8th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2020). This International Conference on Education fits with the mission of IER to produce quality teachers as well as improve scholarship and educational practice. In this conference, there will be a plenty of opportunities for collaboration and sharing mutual ideas related to conference theme and allied areas. We will all benefit from our combined participation at this conference.

This International Conference seeks to provide some answers and explore the processes, actions, challenges and outcomes of teaching and learning. We are also targeting to build connections between local and international stakeholders to think and contribute in resolving the teaching- learning issues.

I am highly thankful to Conference Patron Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, and Co-Patron Prof. Dr. Abid Hussain Ch. for their kind support and guidance. I also appreciate Conference Secretary Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Farooq and members of various Organizing Committees on rigorous efforts to make this event more successful and valuable for all stakeholders. Have a good time.

Contact Us

Institute of Education and Research,
New Campus, University of the Punjab,
Lahore-54590 Pakistan.

icore20.ier@pu.edu.pk

+92 42 9923 1265

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