Islamabad-The Learning Innovation Division of Higher Education Commission in collaboration with Fatima Jinnah Women University will hold a two-day international conference on March 19-20 to revisit practices and trends of professional development in higher education at national and international levels.

As the education landscape is rapidly changing across the globe, higher education institutions need a well-designed professional development framework which could cater to present day needs of the universities, a news release said on Wednesday. It must be considered an essential component of a comprehensive system of teaching and learning that supports faculty to equip themselves with innovative techniques that fulfil their classroom demands, effectively transform knowledge and build competencies they need to thrive in the 21st Century and to be able to meet international standards of teaching, the release further said.

The conference will provide opportunities to educationists, researchers and academicians to address the challenges and issues related to development and implementation of professional development and devising future strategies/policies by the higher education institutions, it added.

The recommendations and intellectual input gathered from national and international experts in the conference will help formulate a teaching excellence framework of professional development that will enhance standard and quality of teaching in the higher education.