International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL) at IUB (with video)
The Inauguration and Keynote Session of a two-day-long International Conference on Teaching and Learning titled “Education in the Current World: Pedagogy, Research and Social Change” was held on Friday, 22 April 2016 at the auditorium of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The conference was organized by the Center for Pedagogy (CP), which is established under the sub-project called “Pedagogical Development at Undergraduate and Master’s Level” (CP3357) funded by IUB and Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP).
Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Head of Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), University Grants Commission inaugurated the conference as the chief guest. Dr. Robert Matthew, Director, Centre for Academic Research and Development (CARD), Durham University was the Keynote Speaker. Professor M. Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor of IUB chaired the session.
In his speech, Dr. Mesbahuddin Ahmed emphasized on modern and world class education for new generation in this globalized world. He mentioned that, university should be a place for research and creating new knowledge. Congratulating IUB he also mentioned, IUB has already established as one of the best universities of the country. He also mentioned that the conference is highly contextual and becomes one of the pioneers in the development process of quality education in Bangladesh.
Earlier, Dr. Mahbub Alam, Sub-project Manager (SPM), Pedagogical Development at Undergraduate and Master’s Level and Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Social Science, IUB delivered his welcoming speech. The session was conducted by Ms. Tazeen Ahmed, Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication, SLASS.
Renowned researchers and practitioners from different academic and non-academic institutions from home and abroad presented a total of 101 research papers in this two-day-long conference.
The event is supported by the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), Ministry of Education.