TAR University College Gathers International Experts for the TARC International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2013October 24, 2013 | Campus News
21 October 2013, KUALA LUMPUR – Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (‘TAR University College’) organises the TARC International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2013 which is officially opened today with the aim of continuously transforming and enhancing learning and teaching via sharing, exchanging and discussing experience, knowledge and expertise among the experts and educationists. Themed ‘Innovation and Transformation in Learning and Teaching’, the 3rd International Conference will be focusing on promoting collaborations, discussion and the sharing of knowledge, experience and expertise on innovative learning, teaching and assessment methodologies and strategies, digital learning and the teaching eco-system, as well as the effects of globalization on institutional policies and the professional development of educators.
The Conference receives strong support from 12 local and international institutions of higher learning in the organising of the event, namely Asia e University (Malaysia), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia), Birmingham City University (United Kingdom), Coventry University (United Kingdom), Edinburgh Napier University (United Kingdom), Liverpool John Moores University (United Kingdom), United College Birmingham (United Kingdom), Teesside University (United Kingdom), Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), University of South Australia and Lincoln University (New Zealand). Being an international conference, the event has brought together a diverse panel of experts who are from Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand to present their keynote addresses and research papers.
Mr Lee Hwee Chuin, the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the International Conference, highlights that the Conference provides an avenue for intellectual discourse among conference presenters and participants from Malaysia and abroad with the hope to generate new ideas and facilitate transfer of knowledge and expertise that will benefit educators as well as institutions of higher learning in discharging their role effectively. “The challenges faced by educators or institutions of higher learning are no longer region or country specific but rather they are felt everywhere due to the connectedness in this digital age. Hence, we gather international experts in this Conference to share their research findings and expertise with us and our Malaysian counterparts and vice versa. We are positive that it will bring about synergy to those who are present here today”, he adds in his welcome address. With the rapid technological advancement, the approach to learning and teaching has been reformed in order to achieve its intended purposes. Underscoring this point, Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, the President of TAR University College in his address during the opening ceremony, says: “The role of this International Conference on Learning and Teaching is gaining more importance to us as an institution of higher learning to share our experience as well as learn from other institutions in facing the issues relating to learning and teaching in this modern age in order to ensure that we fulfill not only the role of knowledge provider but more importantly as a catalyst that inspires students towards knowledge creation and beyond”.