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Murdoch varsity workshop to discuss preparing students for changing world

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DUBAI: The Murdoch University Dubai, following last year’s success, is hosting high school counsellors from across the UAE at its third Annual Counsellor’s Workshop on Thursday at the Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

The theme for this year’s forum is “Key Issues for Counsellors and Teachers in Preparing Students for a Changing World”.

Education today is witnessing accelerating change that has given rise to certain key issues which counsellors and educators need to assimilate while guiding students on their future career path.

The event’s keynote speakers, Dr Max Sully, Dean and Academic President for Murdoch University Dubai and Gail Fernandez, Academic Advisor from the Scholarship Office at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, will therefore be addressing the importance of preparing high school graduates with “Emotional Intelligence and Coping Skills” as well as, “Career Decision Making”.

“In today’s changing world, the role of counsellors and teachers is not limited to just offering students academic support. They play a vital role in ensuring students can always transfer their learning and be competent at adapting to meet the challenges of tomorrow.”, explained Ms Claire Macrae, the event’s moderator and program head for the School of Education at Murdoch University Dubai.

The annual counsellor’s forum organised by Murdoch Dubai is aimed facilitating an exchange of ideas between counsellors to give them an opportunity to learn, network and share their perspectives with fellow professionals in the field, and to be agents of change within their own schools.

Since 2008, Murdoch University Dubai has had an outstanding reputation as a fully accredited Australian university in Dubai providing students with a globally focused education. All programmes offered at Murdoch University Dubai are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) in Australia and permitted by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Government of Dubai.