Speaker spotlight: Pr Mushtak Al-Atabi
Pr Mushtak Al-Atabi
Provost and CEO, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Pr Mushtak Al-Atabi will be presenting in two sessions:
- HE Stream: The Empower Programme – Build a change culture and Future-proof our graduates
- Roundtable: Using EdTech effectively for learning, avoiding the pitfalls and preparing students for the future.
What should participants expect to hear in your sessions? What topics will you cover?
I will speak on how Positive Education can be used to build emotional intelligence, sense of purpose and resilience among our graduates enabling them to be successful, impactful and happy citizens of the world.
Why are you looking forward to Bett Asia 2019?
I look forward to sharing, learning and connecting with the best at Bett Asia.
Who/what do you want to see at Bett Asia 2019?
I want to see positive and motivated people from all disciplines come together to speak about how we can work together to make a difference in the world through empowering our youth.
Why do you think global collaboration is so important in education?
We face global challenges requiring that we work closely together to address them. Global issues such as the “Motivational Gap”, youth lack of sense of purpose as well as mental health are but few of the challenges that educators, policy makers and businesses need to come together to resolve.
Who or what inspires you in education?
Why is Bett Asia so important for educational transformation in the region?
It is a platform that brings stakeholders and people who can innovate and provide solutions under one roof. This enables sharing, trust building and communication leading towards positive growth and transformation.
How does the world deal with the need for more teachers and new approaches to learning?
There is no one specific way. I also think that the world does not only need more teachers, it needs more inspiring and transformative teachers.