The Learning Model

The UAE government is committed to 21st century nation-building through the provision of cutting edge education to all Nationals who want to develop their potential.

The HCT aims to be a key educational pillar on which the modern nation is built. The HCT learning model is a strategic framework through which the HCT mission is attained.

The learning model provides a framework within which HCT students receive their education. The model is consistent with the HCT mission and offers a means by which the HCT mission is attained.

The HCT Learning Model is based on the following professional values:

  • Innovative practice
  • Continuous improvement
  • Professional integrity
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Responsiveness to the needs of stakeholders.

It sets standards for the design of curricula, gives principles which should be followed in learning and teaching, and guidelines for assessment within the HCT.

The learning model defines the HCT’s educational phi­losophy and identifies eight graduate outcomes:

Graduate Outcome One: Communication and Information Literacy

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Communicating information, opinions, concepts and ideas effectively in English through the spoken and written mediums to a variety of audiences;
  • Selecting, understanding, evaluating and making effective use of information from a variety of sources presented in both spoken and written form in English; and
  • Acting ethically in the use and presentation of information from a variety of sources.

Graduate Outcome Two: Critical and Creative Thinking

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Evaluating and analyzing knowledge and information;
  • Identifying and understanding problems; and
  • Demonstrating creativity and innovation in problem-solving.

Graduate Outcome Three: Global Awareness and Citizenship

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in recognizing and analyzing:

  • Ethical dilemmas, and practicing ethical decision-making;
  • The issues affecting the local, regional and global environment; and
  • The interrelations between local, regional and global contexts and cultures.

Graduate Outcome Four: Technological Literacy

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Recognizing the influence of technology upon individuals and society;
  • Using technology to perform effectively in their personal and professional lives and acting ethically when using technology.

Graduate Outcome Five: Self-Management and Independent Learning

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Reflecting on and evaluating their own learning;
  • Working independently; and
  • Demonstrating a positive work attitude and effective work habits.

Graduate Outcome Six: Teamwork and Leadership

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Understanding the functions and dynamics of groups;
  • Contributing effectively to teamwork;
  • Acting effectively in a leadership role; and
  • Demonstrating confidence and social maturity in interpersonal relationships.

Graduate Outcome Seven: Vocational Competencies

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Applying profession-specific knowledge required for successful employment in their chosen field;
  • Applying profession-specific skills required for successful employment in their chosen field; and
  • Demonstrating the specific attributes required for successful employment in their chosen field.

Graduate Outcome Eight: Mathematical Literacy

According to their credential, HCT graduates demon­strate an appropriate level of competence in:

  • Applying relevant numerical analytical tools to solve problems in authentic contexts; and
  • Analyzing and communicating mathematical concepts with confidence in authentic contexts.

Through its learning model, academic staff is committed to providing educational experiences that will transform school leavers into HCT students who will graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively contribute to the nation-building process and to help them develop a sense of personal and social responsibility.

The educational experiences that the HCT provides ensure that HCT students:

  • Are capable of graduating from their chosen program with academic integrity;
  • Are deserving of respect and equally capable of respecting others;
  • Can be active contributors to nation-building;
  • Are responsible and accountable for their actions;
  • Act ethically;
  • Learn more effectively in applied learning environments;
  • Are able to communicate effectively using English;
  • Are technologically literate;
  • Are mathematically literate;
  • Are able to work independently and collaboratively; and
  • Are able to think critically and creatively.

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