Message (Conference Secretary)

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Farooq

Chairman, DASE
Conference Secretary
Professor, IER
(University of the Punjab)
COVID 19 flashes dominated with the breakneck reflection of hybrid challenges and opportunities in the lifecycle of humanities. The world is suffering from pandemic fatigue, which raised the death toll rate, trembling economies, destroying social activities, and hitting mindfulness at the workplace, even pausing the spiritual and religious rituals. As well, the hasty escalation of pandemic has pressurized the education sector and its stakeholders by disconcerting learning opportunities, disruptive psychological behaviors of students, risky decisions to stop dropouts, health problems, financial constraints to disinfecting measures, and the challenge of reopening the institutes. Moreover, there is time to redefine the notion of Lifelong learning in this calamity and train educators accordingly. Provision of equitable and sustainable barrier free educational during the COVID-19, pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in the history of the world. Communities are focusing on ensuring participation of students through online learning system.

By maintaining the sound tradition to promote culture of research and theory driven practices, as a Conference Secretary on behalf of the organizing committees, I welcome you at 8th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2020). In view of current scenario, theme of this year conference is COVID 19: Teaching Learning Opportunities. This theme will cater all relevant aspects of teachers as well as learners. This conference will help to move forward to explore challenges regarding teaching and learning and to provide solutions to address these challenges. I am looking forward to see a large number of researchers, practitioners, field experts, and scholars to join us at 8th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2020). Every year ICORE welcomes hundreds of the speakers and thousands of the participants across the country as well as from abroad. I extend warmest greetings to honorable international and national guests who are going to grace this great occasion with their valuable contributions.

It is worth appreciating that the scope of ICORE 2020 has been widened through including other areas and disciplines of Social Sciences. It will, definitely, prove a milestone in strengthening the ties among researchers from field of Social sciences through sharing the research findings of their respective fields, collaboration with conference delegates, exploring ways of building bridges , and creating think tanks. I hope ICORE 2020 is open new avenues of research to explore teaching learning opportunities during this pandemic situation. This year conference mode will be online. Key note speakers (10) for this conference have joined us from US, UK, Canada, Australia, China, Turkey, Sweden and Philippine.

On behalf of the organizing committee of ICORE 2020, I take great pride and privilege to welcome all national and international delegates in 8th International Conference on Research in Education (ICORE 2020). It has become a renowned and highly efficient forum for national and international researchers for sharing their contributions and innovations. I have great gratitude to Conference Patron Prof. Dr. Niaz Ahmad Akhtar, Co-Patron Prof. Dr. Abid Hussain Ch., and Conference Chair Prof. Dr. Rafaqat Ali Akbar for their trust and kind patronage, and my worthy colleagues and students for their unprecedented cooperation in making this event a reality. I wish you all the best.

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