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he 10th International Conference on Education
High Impact Practices, Innovation, Global Engagement and Learning
June 8-9, 2019
Organized and co-sponsored by
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
Tafila Technical University(TTU), Tafila, Jordan
The 10th International Conference on Education: High Impact Practices, Research Creativity, Innovation, Learning, and Teaching aims to bring together leading educators, academic researchers, scientists, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of evidence-based curricula and pedagogy, students as scholars, global engagement, and technological most recent innovations. It also intends to educational trends, concerns, practical challenges encountered by institutions of higher education, and strategic solutions to best serve students, increase the ratio of enrollment, retention, and student success

Host: Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Expected Participants: Open to the U.S. and international scholars all over the world.
$395.00 Registration Fees: Individual registration includes accommodations at one of BSU dorms (3 nights), breakfasts and lunches during the conference. "Note: individual registration for each author or co-author"
$25.00 Registration for Bridgewater State University faculty, librarians, and staff.
$10:00 Registration fees Graduate/Undergraduate Students.
Free Registration for Graduate/Undergraduate students from Bridgewater State University.
Transportations: BSU will provide buses for two local trips organized during the conference.
The language of the Conference: English only.

Participation: Authors of accepted papers are obligated to attend the conference. Online options for conferencing and presentations are not granted.

Transportations: BSU will provide buses for two local trips organized during the conference.
The language of the Conference: English only.

Participation: Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference. Online options for conferencing and presentations are not granted.

Deadline for Abstract:-

March 15, 2019          
Abstract of 400 words with 3 to four keywords. Please identify one of the themes that best fits your abstract. Also includes the name of the author and co-author(s) the name of the college or university, a short bio, and email address.
The abstract should be emailed to: Dr. Madhu Rao, Coordinator of the 10th International Conference, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at  Please send a copy to Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Academic Director of Global Programs at 

Acceptance Note: 

April 1, 2019.  A note of acceptance will be sent via email to authors and co-authors.

Acceptance Letter:

April 10, 2019 
Online Registrations will be opened.  Upon the completion of online registration, an acceptance letter for the purpose of obtaining an entry visa to the US will be issued and sent via email to authors and co-authors.

Deadline for Paper to be included in the Proceedings:  

April 30, 2019 (Optional)
The full paper must be submitted to be included in the conference proceeding.

Refund: 80% if the cancelation is made prior to May 1, 2019. Regrettably, no refund is granted after May 1st, 2019.
Theme I: Evidence-Based Curricula & Pedagogy
First-Year Experiences
Core Curriculum
Writing-Intensive Assignments
Collaboration & Working Across Difference
Learning Communities & Linked Courses
Design Thinking in Education
Systems Thinking in Education
Theme II: Students as Scholars
Student-Centered Academic Approach
Undergraduate Research in all Disciplines
Faculty-Student Collaborations
Capstone Projects
Service Learning & Community-Based Research
Faculty Mentoring Practices
Research & Scholarship in the Curriculum
Internships & Apprenticeships
Theme III: Global Engagement and Learning
Travel Courses & Short-Term Study Abroad
Semester- & Year-Long Study Abroad
Student & Scholar Exchanges
Interdisciplinary Global Studies
Teaching Cultural Competency
G-STEM/G-STEAM (Global Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Technology)
Technological Innovations for Global Engagement
Language Instructions
Local Communities and Higher Education
The 8th International Conference on Education
Global Education and Social Justice in a Digital Age
Final Program
8th International Conference on Education Global Education and Social Justice in a Digital Age.pdf

June 6-7-2016
Organized jointly by Bridgewater State University, Tafila Technical University, and Yarmouk University

We are delighted to invite you to the 8th International Conference on Education: Global Education and Social Justice in a Digital Age, which will be held on June 6-7, 2016 at Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, USA 

The conference will center around three themes.

Theme One: Global education--Practices and philosophical issues affecting policy, education, sustainability, analytics, and decision making locally, regionally and internationally.
Theme Two: Social Justice--Learning and teaching as basic human rights (class, gender, race, etc.); challenging the status quo; educational implications created through war and immigration.
Theme Three:
 Digital Age--Online teaching and learning; leveraging multi-media; implications for internationalizing the curriculum and overcoming the digital divide. 

Registration is now open for both presenters and attendees. 

Registration: $500 
Each registration is valid for one person only. No refunds will be made after registration. 
Fees include: On-campus housing (3 nights), admission to all sessions, proceedings soft copy, available conference materials, coffee breaks, main meals during the conference, and Plymouth City tour.  

For Presenter registration, click the link below.

Registration: $50 
The $50 fee allows non-presenters to attend all sessions for the duration of the conference.  

BSU students may register as attendees at no cost.

For Attendee registration, click the link below.

Conference Program 
Program information will be posted as it is finalized.

For questions about the program, please contact:

Conference Chairperson: Dr. Lisa Battaglino, Dean, College of Education and Allied Studies

Conference Coordinator: Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies

We look forward to seeing you in June.


International Conference:
Women and Gender in the Middle East:  
Recognition, Reflection, and Realignment
June 4-5, 2012
Bridgewater State University State University, Massachusetts, USA
The Committee of the Conference would like to register its gratitude to all participants and hope to see you in India. The conference voted for holding the next conference in June 2013 in India.
General Conference Information:
The status of women in the Middle East remains a subject that engages scholars and activists across academic disciplines. Understanding the female experience requires an ongoing investigation that highlights past and present events and conditions in this region. This multidisciplinary conference addresses the issue of gender equity in the Middle East through a number of exploratory themes. Researchers and activists from a variety of academic fields will share their approaches and insights into how they interpret gender equity, how women face barriers, overcome limitations, form identities, and shape their multiple roles through  careers, family and religious life. 
Conference themes relating to gender equity include, but are not limited to:
  • Art, Music and Literature
  • Democracy
  • Education and Curricula
  • Female Body Image
  • Femininity and Masculinity
  • Gender Identity
  • Human Rights
  • Leadership
  • Local and Global Economies
  • Marriage and Family
  • NGOs
  • Politics
  • Religion and Gender Roles
  • Social Media
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Workforce Participation
Registration fees for non-BSU individual participants will be $400.00. Fees include three nights in Crimson Hall on Bridgewater State University campus, and three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for two days. Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for air and ground transportation.