Associate Professor Eeqbal Hassim is an internationally recognised expert in intercultural education, the development of complex capabilities, and education in transnational contexts. He is an independent education consultant and an Honorary Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), The University of Melbourne.
Eeqbal is an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)® Qualified Administrator. He works extensively with schools, school systems and school organisations, both internationally and across a range of curricula. He has collaborated with the Council of International Schools (CIS) on a broad range of research, intercultural learning, global citizenship, and diversity, equity, and inclusion projects over the last seven years.
He is also a member of the CIS Board Committee on I-DEA (Inclusion via Diversity, Equity and Anti-racism).
Intercultural learning and global competences: conceptual frameworks
Participants will examine common conceptual frameworks that influence the interpretation of intercultural learning, evaluating how these frameworks can expand or limit the development of global competences.
Intercultural learning and global competences: curriculum continua
Participants will examine curriculum continua that can assist with the advancement of intercultural learning and the development of global competences, focusing on learning that is transformational, deep, and targeted at social transfer/action.
Intercultural learning and global competences: teaching and learning strategies
Participants will examine teaching and learning strategies that work, or have the potential to work, to support intercultural learning and the development of global competences.
Intercultural learning and global competences: approaches to assessment
Intercultural learning and the development of global competences comprise a broad range of complex competences. Participants will examine emerging approaches to the assessment of complex competences, including frameworks, methods and continua that enable identification of possible next steps.