Virtual Conference

Global Education Conference and Postgraduate Colloquium 2021

Education in Crisis :  
Global Education Amidst the Pandemic & The Way Forward


Day 1 - 8 SEPT 2021 Day 2 - 9 SEPT 2021
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School of Education and Humanities


Yayasan Pendidikan Khalifah (YPK)

Kiwanis Club Taman Tun Dr Ismail (KCTTDI)

Commemorative Speech by

YB Senator Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz

Finance Minister of Malaysia

Opening Address by

YBhg. Dato' Prof Dr Husaini Omar

Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE), Malaysia

Closing Speech Day 1 by

YBhg. Professor Datuk Seri Ir Dr Zaini Ujang

Secretary-General, Ministry of Environment and Water, Malaysia
Member of Board of Directors & Board of Governors of UNIRAZAK


YBhg. Tan Sri Hj Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Tahir

Chairman of Brainy Bunch International Islamic Montessori, Malaysia
Former Chairman of UiTM, Malaysia

New Challenges In Education Post COVID-19

His Excellency Sami Leino

Ambassador of Finland to Malaysia and Brunei (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland)

Finland’s Formula in Addressing Educational Challenges in the Face of the Pandemic

His Excellency Dr Abdulla Rasheed Ahmed

Minister of State for Education, National Institute of Education of Maldives

Riding the Pandemic Waves: How Maldives Confronts New Challenges in National Education

Prof Emeritus
William Timpson

School of Education,
University of Colorado, US

Inclusive Education: Bridging Differences and Healing Old Wounds

Ruby Liu

Malaysia Education
Service Centre

How Schools and Higher Education are Getting through COVID-19: Early Lessons Learned from China’s Experience


Malaysia’s Education Landscape Amidst the Pandemic:
Issues, Challenges & The Way Forward

Dato' Fatimah Saad

Founder & Chairperson
Kiwanis Malaysia Academy

Taranjeet Singh

Chairman of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Regional Board Malaysia

Datin Shomiriza

Board of Directors and Principal
Khalifah Model School Primary

Assoc. Prof Dr Zaida

Dean, School of Education and Humanities, UNIRAZAK

Fatimah Abu Bakar


President, Kiwanis Club, TTDI
PR Officer for Kiwanis Malaysia Academy
CEO Celebrating Thinkers Sdn Bhd


Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education

Colt Kwong

Canvas Instructure

Dr. Dzahar Mansor

National Technology Officer,
Microsoft Malaysia

Victor Lam

Educational Specialist,

Ts. Dr. Muhammad Helmi Norman

Apple Distinguished Educator

Muzamir Othman@Marzuki


Senior Director,
Knowledge Management Centre, UNIRAZAK



Photo by Wes Hicks

The past year has challenged all of us in many ways and the education sector is still experimenting with remote teaching as half of the global student population is still affected by full or partial school closures. Teaching professionals have had to adapt to extended periods of minimal social contact, of working from home, of altering lesson plans, of home-schooling their own children and their students at the same time, and of learning new digital tools to support teaching and research. We have had to be resilient and creative during these hard times.

This conference is held to provide a forum for sharing the latest ideas and developments, best practices and principles with regards to conducive and supportive environments needed to enhance teaching and learning from the misalignment between resources and needs to the reality checks we must all come to terms with in regards to leadership and management strategies in the new norm.

Photo by Timo Wielink

Connect with Esteemed Participants
Join leading researchers from around the globe at the Global Education Conference and Postgraduate Colloquium 2021, organised by Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, to meet, learn and network with peers and experts as we discuss the challenges and solutions of global education amidst the pandemic in its widest sense, across disciplines, methods and cultures.


Individuals interested in submitting papers & posters that address the conference's theme and sub-themes are invited to do so. The papers & posters may be empirical or conceptual in nature. The research paper's objective(s), research questions, methodology, and findings must all be stated explicitly. A conceptual paper must have distinct goals, a theoretical or conceptual framework, and a critical analysis. The abstract should not exceed 250 words. At the bottom of the abstract, please include the paper's sub-themes and keywords and submit to the conference secretariat. All papers accepted for publication will be considered for inclusion in indexed journals. The conference proceedings, including an abstract, will be made available online.

  • To provide a forum for sharing the latest ideas and developments, best practices and principles with regards to conducive and supportive environments needed to enhance teaching and learning from the misalignment between resources and needs to the reality checks we must all come to terms with regards to leadership and management strategies in a now New Reality.
  • To gain an understanding of the complexities of the interface between the digital Teaching and Learning scope and diverse interlocutors

  • Academicians
  • Researchers
  • Teachers
  • Teacher trainers
  • Policy makers

  • Developmental Research Design for Postgraduate Studies
  • Teaching and Learning Challenges to cope with new norm
  • Practices of teaching in the Pandemic Era
  • Application of Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Leadership and Management strategies in managing the new era of digital teaching and learning
  • Teacher education and Leadership
  • Identity construction
  • Independent Learning
  • Teaching and Learning Curricula
  • Communication and Literacy
  • Duality of public and private educational systems

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary level
  • Higher Education
  • Special Needs Education
  • Template for paper presentation
    It should have an intro, body and conclusion. It is a well-developed paragraph, should be exact in wording, and must be understandable to a wide audience. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, formatted in Microsoft Word, and single-spaced, using size 12 Times New Roman font.

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    10 REASONS

    why you should attend the
    Global Education Conference and Postgraduate Colloquium

    To learn from renowned experts in the education sector

    To strategise and exchange knowledge in light of the new norm for teaching and learning

    To converse with other esteemed researchers from different institutions on the subject matter

    To network with national and international participants and create possible future collaborations

    To have your research published and indexed

    To discover about the latest research findings and the future impacts by attending the programmed sessions

    To stay on top of the recent developments and trends in the field

    To explore the critical challenges and factors influencing the education sector during the pandemic

    To acquire information on the latest tools of the trade in the education field

    To gather with like-minded individuals and motivate each other to always work towards creating better education environments for the society