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HCT International General Education Conference


The Higher Colleges of Technology’s General Studies Division, and the HCT-Dubai Women’s campus, will host the HCT International General Education Conference (online edition) on October 5, 2022, under the theme of Practice and Pedagogy in General Education.

General Education, in today’s hyper-connected and virtual world, plays a vital role in providing students with a range of opportunities to develop their abilities to think critically and creatively. This, in turn, fosters an innovative mindset, enriching students’ understanding of the wider social and cultural contexts in which they will live and work. Hence, the discipline of General Education provides students with much-needed breadth and depth of knowledge – from developing mathematical skills to raising awareness of sustainability issues and improving communication skills.

The conference organizing committee welcomes higher education scholars, researchers and teachers from around the world to participate in the online, free-of-charge conference, by sharing teaching and learning best practices and techniques, pedagogical delivery and enhancement, current research endeavors and the optimization of student learning and engagement, in an inclusive and collaborative environment that promotes knowledge sharing and exchange, as well as networking and camaraderie. Educators and researchers from across the different academic disciplines within the field of General Education are welcome to attend and share their insights, experiences and expertise to ensure a rich and productive discussion.

Educators and researchers are invited to share their best practices in classroom teaching, as well as research findings in pedagogical issues that support the growth and development of General Education teaching and learning across the following themes (but not limited to):

  • Best Classroom Practice
  • Research, Curriculum and Development
  • Integrating Employability Skills into General Education
  • The Direction of General Education Post-COVID
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Integrating Sustainable Development Goals into General Education

Educators and researchers will be asked to submit an Abstract of their respective academic papers, which will be assessed for possible inclusion in the conference program. If the abstracts are approved, authors will be required to provide the final paper for presentation, in accordance with the terms and conditions as set out in this website.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: September 5, 2022
  • Notification of acceptance of abstract: September 15, 2022
  • Final Paper Submission Deadline: October 30, 2022
  • Conference Date: October 5, 2022

The conference is being held on October 5, 2022 and papers in full can be submitted by October 30 for submission to a SCOPUS journal.

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