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General Education Conference 2024


The Higher Colleges of Technology’s (HCT) General Education Division (GED) and the HCT-Dubai Women’s campus are pleased to host the second HCT International General Education Conference on March 15, 2024.

The theme of this year’s conference is: The Future of Work: Equipping Students with Applied Learning Skills for Success. This theme highlights the critical need to prepare students for the evolving landscape of the labor market and employability. The conference explores the intersection of applied learning and the future of work, recognizing that theoretical knowledge alone is no longer sufficient and that students need to apply their learning in real-world contexts. By engaging in applied learning opportunities, students can develop the skills, mindset, and adaptability required to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the future workplace.

The conference seeks to address various aspects related to preparing students for success in the future of work, including: skills development for the digital era; cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset; bridging the gap between education and industry demands; problem solving and critical thinking; and the development of soft skills such as emotional intelligence and interpersonal competence.

Overall, the conference aims to bring together educators, professionals, and researchers to share best practices, innovative approaches, and strategies for equipping students with applied learning skills that will enable their success in the dynamic and ever-changing future of work.

Conference themes, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Workforce Readiness: Bridging the Gap between Education and Industry Demands
  • Skills Development for the Digital Era: Nurturing Tech Savvy and Digitally Literate Students.
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Mindset for Career Success.
  • Fostering Collaboration for Career Pathways: Industry Partnerships and Experiential Learning
  • Building Interpersonal Competence for Workplace Success: Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence
  • Teaching and Learning Best Practices: Effective Instructional Strategies, Classroom Management Techniques, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Language and Culture: Language Acquisition and Education, Intercultural Understanding and Identity
  • Sustainability: Fostering Sustainability in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice
  • Teacher Education: Professional Development and Research

The conference will be online only. All presentations may be in either Arabic or English. In addition to the conference, presenters are invited to submit a paper for the conference publication

Important Dates

Final date for abstract submission:  February 23,  2024

Final notification of abstract acceptance: February 28, 2024

Conference date: March 15, 2024

Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2024


For more information or any questions please email: HCT_GSConference@hct.ac.ae