Cameron Mirza

Chief of Party for IREX USAID Pre-Service Teacher Education

Cameron is Chief of Party for IREX for USAID Pre-Service Teacher Education in Jordan.   

Previously Cameron was UAE Director for Nottingham Trent University and spent several years reforming the higher education sector of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Firstly, as head of strategy at the Ministry of Higher Education, then as Director of Strategy for the University of Bahrain. In the UK Cameron was responsible for delivering such programmes as the Respect Action Plan, The Youth Action Plan, Young Apprenticeships, family intervention programme, review of diversity in the curriculum and review of child poverty. He also is an advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education for Egypt, supporting the improvement of over 40 Universities in Partnership with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank. He is a board member of BETT MEA and sits on the steering committee for Digifest 2021.


Full Agenda. Sessions

Future-proofing Higher Education in Middle East & Africa: Building a culture of disruptive education

This year has highlighted several key considerations and measures Higher Education institutions must address in order to thrive in the face of disruption.
In this session we will discuss how you can future proof your institution, considering the following areas of development:

  • Accounting for both the context-specific and regional challenges that are currently limiting the sustainability of Higher Education
  • Understanding the importance of experiential learning and micro credentials
  • Exploring how we measure success in education and what steps we can take towards new forms of assessment
  • Planning for education policies which support change
  • Understanding new forms of personalised learning and considering neurodiversity

Wednesday 09 December 15:20 - 16:00 Room 1

Add to calendar 12/09/2020 15:20 12/09/2020 16:00 Future-proofing Higher Education in Middle East & Africa: Building a culture of disruptive education This year has highlighted several key considerations and measures Higher Education institutions must address in order to thrive in the face of disruption.
In this session we will discuss how you can future proof your institution, considering the following areas of development:
  • Accounting for both the context-specific and regional challenges that are currently limiting the sustainability of Higher Education
  • Understanding the importance of experiential learning and micro credentials
  • Exploring how we measure success in education and what steps we can take towards new forms of assessment
  • Planning for education policies which support change
  • Understanding new forms of personalised learning and considering neurodiversity
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