Challenges in Higher Education

Date(s) - 09/12/2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In this webinar, we discuss some of the cultural challenges that impact international students studying in Asia and Asian students studying in Europe.

A big fall-out of the Covid 19 pandemic has been the disruption of international education in colleges throughout the world. What does this mean for academia especially given the lack of in-person interaction and collaboration that is so intrinsic to education? We will discuss some strategies and methods that are being employed by educational institutions to effectively engage students studying online.

Our panel of speakers who have extensive experience in highly specialised areas of academia will share their insights on this topic. Participants are also welcome to give their perspectives.

The Panel for this session comprises Dr Catherine Wu, Dr Pritima Chainani-Barta and Darren McDermott.

Here are their brief bios:
Dr.Catherine Wu is a learning and development consultant specialising in global leadership and talent development. She is currently a lecturer with the Nanyang Business School at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, where she teaches undergraduate and MBA courses on cultural intelligence. Dr. Wu is French and has lived and worked in Asia for the past 15 years. She holds a PhD in organizational behaviours from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a master’s in management from KEDGE Business School in France.

Dr.Pritima Chainani-Barta is a guest lecturer at higher education institutions in Germany and in Switzerland. Pritima holds a PhD from the University of Mumbai and is a certified SDI (Strength Deployment Inventory) facilitator. Currently she is employed as a research associate at the Hochschule Fulda (University of Applied Sciences, Fulda) where she is responsible for promoting intercultural skills and interaction. She guides international students on academic structures and culture in German higher education institutions.

Darren J. McDermott is a career international education development practitioner, researcher and consultant. Following roles in Japan and Ireland and an MSc in Education & Training Management, he joined the School of Education Studies at Dublin City University as a lecturer and researcher on access and international education programmes. Currently based in Singapore, Darren is Team Leader Designate of the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU SHARE), a programme he has been involved in as a consultant since its inception in 2015.

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