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Symposium on Intercultural Learning

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Symposium on Intercultural Learning

You can expect

  • small group interactive sessions focused on practical ways to improve intercultural learning in schools
  • session content that is based in research and proven practice
  • connections that are fostered by signing up for a particular strand where the same group stays together over the course of two full days
  • to connect with other school leaders focused on enhancing intercultural learning and global citizenship
  • practical ways to improve intercultural learning in school.

Strand Sessions

Strand 1: Leading Schools Interculturally – A school’s foundation and strategy for developing global citizens.

Designed for: school leaders and others responsible for leading the strategic development of global citizenship

Strand 2: Developing Global Citizens through Co-Curricular Programs – Making intercultural learning explicit and meaningful.

Designed for: CAS Coordinators, Service Learning Coordinators, Co-curricular and Activities Coordinators, Community Outreach Coordinators, Assessment Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinators, Educators responsible for global citizenship development.

Keynote Speakers

Mark Mason

Mark Mason

Mark Mason is a Professor at the Education University of Hong Kong, where he is Head of the Department of International Education, and a former Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education and Human Development. He works in the field of comparative and international education and development, from a disciplinary background in philosophy, social theory and education studies. He is a former editor of the International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier), widely acknowledged as the leading journal in the field globally; and a former editor of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education Series (Springer), one of the two leading book series in the field. He serves as an associate editor of the Southern African Review of Education, and is also a former editor of the Comparative Education Bulletin and of the CERC Monograph Series in Comparative and International Education and Development.

He serves on a number of journal editorial boards in comparative education and in philosophy of education. He is a former President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong and a former Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He has organized and served as the programme chair for major international conferences in comparative education, in education development, and in philosophy of education; and has provided consultancy services in education development in south-east Asia, southern Africa and more widely, for government, non-government, UNESCO and other development agencies. He has presented keynote and plenary addresses on invitation from UNESCO, government and other development agencies, from the International Baccalaureate Organization, and from professional societies in philosophy of education, in education development, in sociology, and in comparative and international education. He has published more than one hundred articles, chapters, books and journal special issues in these research areas, and his work has been translated into nine languages: French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Farsi, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

He was educated at the University of Cape Town and at Columbia University in New York, where he completed his graduate studies on a Fulbright Scholarship. His interest in political philosophy and in education development stems from his involvement in extra-parliamentary opposition politics in South Africa in the eighties, where he was a founding member and subsequently the leader of an activist teacher organization working against apartheid education. Prior to his current position, he worked as a Senior Programme Specialist at UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education in Geneva, at the University of Hong Kong for ten years, and before that at the University of Cape Town.

Candida Snow

Candida Snow

Candida Snow is an intercultural management specialist, director of Snow Culture & Communication and accredited senior associate partner of Hofstede Insights. She supports internationally operating organisations - all over Europe and beyond - to develop their intercultural competence, thereby increasing their effectivity and ability to react comfortably and appropriately to their intercultural context.

She uses her intercultural expertise to enable a broad range of international organisations to recognise the impact of culture on their practices and values – and to manage and align these to their optimal advantage.

Candida’s clients include major multinationals in the professional service sector, retail, high tech fields, engineering and industry as well as numerous international schools, non-profit organisations and NGO’s. She is also a regular guest lecturer on the subject of intercultural management at a number of international business schools and universities.

Candida is known as a passionate and dynamic speaker and trainer. Her work and approach combine her specialist expertise on the nature and impact of cultural differences with practical knowledge and understanding of their consequences for successful collaboration across cultures. She has extensive first-hand experience in managing professional intercultural teams.

Candida is English and is based in the Netherlands. She has lived and worked in various European countries and is multilingual.


Who should attend: School leaders, coordinators and educators responsible for global citizenship development

When: Friday-Saturday, 7-8 February 2020

Where: UWCSEA East Campus

Fees: EUR $ 500





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