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Empowering General Studies and English Language Education 4.0: Activities, Challenges, and Future Foresight for Face to Face, Flipped Learning, and Online Tutorial

Empowering General Studies and English Language Education 4.0: Activities, Challenges, and Future Foresight for Face to Face, Flipped Learning, and Online Tutorial
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Author(s): Lana Hiasat (Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men's College, UAE)
Copyright: 2021
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Pages: 16
Source title: International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society (IJSEUS)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Miltiadis D. Lytras (Effat University, Saudi Arabia) and Linda Daniela (University of Latvia, Latvia)
DOI: 10.4018/IJSEUS.2021010104

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Abstract

Education 4.0 has been a buzz word in the past few years in tertiary education. Educators have continuously asked how to transform higher education to meet the changes resulting from the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR). The General Studies and English language program have gone through several instrumental changes to meet the demands of Educational Revolution 4.0 in the United Arab Emirates. These changes directly impacted the pedagogies of teaching and learning environments. The primary focus of this paper is on how the General Studies and English language program in a tertiary educational institution in the United Arab Emirates has transformed the educational key elements of teaching and learning to meet the changes that came with the 4th Industrial Revolution. The changes implemented are in the areas of digitalized learning and with the goal of preparing students for uncertain futures. An overview of the present challenges is discussed in addition to a discussion of recommendations.

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