Post-Graduate Education in United Arab Emirates – Change in Teaching Styles

Ummesalma Husein

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    UAE is a fairly new country aging in its mid thirties and so is the education system. In recent years, the UAE education industry has seen phenomenal growth, especially with the inception of educational hubs such as Knowledge Village and the Academic City. In addition to the growing undergraduate programs at these knowledge metropolises, an interesting note is the growth in the number of Postgraduate (PG) programs. These PG programs are either partnered or franchised or accredited by a foreign varsity. Combination of parent campus, local and online faculty oversee the smooth run of these programs. Such a situation has significant impact on the teaching quality. All accreditation bodies have different requirements. This paper is going to address the different methods used as modes of delivery for Postgraduate programs at the above mentioned variety of programs. Thereby making the offered programs different form each other, although under a generic label at times. Experiences from students in context with their expectations and delivery satisfaction from the teacher’s perspective would culminate in highlighting practices in UAE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQuality in education
    Subtitle of host publicationTeaching and leadership in challenging times
    EditorsSajid Ali, Meher Rizvi
    PublisherAga Khan University Institute for Educational Development
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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