The 1st GCC Conference for Education and Human Development, organised by the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) graduate students under the title “Educational Horizons with an Innovative Vision” concluded on Tuesday, recommending the need to pay attention to the designing of treatment programmes and early intervention for people with learning disabilities based on the analysis of developmental personality traits in attention, cognition and memory.

The two-day conference also called for the investment of rare academic talents by exchanging them among Gulf universities and lending them to the emerging universities to contribute to their development and achieve higher education goals.

Moreover, the conference urged the competent authorities to use specialists in the field of quality and excellence to train teachers through meetings and workshops to produce qualified teachers in all fields.

On the other hand, the recommendations of the conference included the call to inculcate the principle of the rejection of violence and discrimination in all its forms and to promote the principle of social justice, the rule of law and the recognition, exercise and defense of rights.

It’s worth noting that the conference began on Monday, where 30 scientific papers discussing modern educational issues were projected. The conference was inaugurated by President of AGU, HE Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohaly who affirmed the importance of developing the learning and educational system to improve the outputs of the learning process, stating that success of any society is largely linked to the learning of educational system.

“Education is the prime driver of development in which human represents its main focus, as it provides the information and the skills required to competently achieve development,” he said.

Dr Al-Ohaly pointed out that the College of Graduate Studies at AGU strives to improve the quality of education in accordance with the highest international standards, and to promote scientific research.

He simultaneously indicated the importance of these conferences in future outlooks, exchanging expertise and reviewing the latest international experiences and modern strategies in education to promote and advance the educational system.

It’s worth citing that the conference discussed important topics that dealt with issues of future planning and educational visions that accompany international changes and developments. It broached the role of education in establishing and strengthening national values, preparing human leadership, quality of education and linking curricula and programs to actual needs and fields of human development.

This in addition to recent trends in the field of education and learning difficulties, disabilities and autism, the role of education and human development in the age of advanced technology, and contemporary issues in gifted education. Furthermore, it touched upon future prospects, scientific visions and perspectives for psychological research in the light of current educational issues, as well as guidance programs and their role in confronting students’ educational problems and obstacles that threaten the educational process and work to limit human development