2014-03-04 12:58:54 - Public lecture explores challenges & opportunities in teaching students with special needs
March 4, 2014
ALHOSN University, an academic institution delivering high-quality, value-based education, recently teamed up with the Khalifa Award for Education in holding a public lecture titled ‘Special Needs Teaching Difficulties’ at the university campus. The event marked the first-ever collaborative activity undertaken by the University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Abu Dhabi –based International Education Award –giving body. It aimed to align the social service initiatives of ALHOSN University with Abu Dhabi’s broader social development efforts.
The special lecture was held under the patronage of H.E. Prof. Munther Talal Momany, Vice Chancellor and CEO, ALHOSN University and conducted by Ms. Sameera Salem, Manager of the Abilities Development Centre Abu Dhabi. It defined key aspects of special needs education,
the various contributions of developed countries to the field, and the challenges faced by special needs educators. A large audience comprising professors, teachers and students, attended the lecture.
“As our motto of ‘Global knowledge with local vision’ reflects, our impact on society is an integral part of our identity as an institution of higher learning. Through our recent collaboration with the Khalifa Award for Education we hope to raise more awareness on, and gain stronger support for, our efforts to provide exceptional learning and personal growth opportunities to people with special needs. The lecture reflects our full support for Abu Dhabi’s vision of social development especially for disadvantaged members of the community,” said Dr. Mohammed Saeed Hasab El Nabi, Associate Professor and Dean of the Education Department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, ALHOSN University.
The Khalifa Award for Education aims to enhance the educational sector of the UAE and the entire Arab world by honouring the distinguished efforts of educators in the various fields of teaching and specialised education. Headquartered in the Capital City of Abu Dhabi, the body enjoys full-fledged financial and administrative status.
ALHOSN University currently offers 18 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. The university’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences organizes various seminars focusing on autism, special needs and other key areas to help enhance educational delivery, services and support to less privileged segments of society.