Virtual Conference

Global Education Conference and Postgraduate Colloquium 2021

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

8-9 September, 2021



School of Education and Humanities


Yayasan Pendidikan Khalifah (YPK)

Kiwanis Club Taman Tun Dr Ismail (KCTTDI)


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.

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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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    Abstract Submission

    31 August 2021

    Notification of Acceptance 

    2 September 2021

    Full paper submission

    31 September 2021

    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


    Tan Sri Hj Syed Zainal
    Abidin Syed Tahir 

    Chairman of Brainy Bunch, 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

    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

    The School of
    Education and Humanities (SEH),
    Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK)

    Fatimah Abu Bakar


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


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    Education in Crisis 
    Global Education Amidst the Pandemic: Challenges and Solutions

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    8 - 9 September 2021