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the Scientific Committee, presenter, moderator.
works as a higher education learning solutions and innovation
specialist at the University of New South Wales at the
Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Campus. He also acts as
a learning and assessment solutions consultant to various
engineering colleges in India and is Visiting Professor of
Academic Development at Annasaheb Dange Colleg of Engineering
and Technology in India.
academic background is in the social sciences (sociology, social
welfare and political science) and post-school educational
innovation and leadership. He has taught at various colleges and
universities in the social sciences and in post-school
curricular and pedagogic practices in trans-culturally diverse
settings such a s in South Africa, Malaysia, Palestine, and
India. Henk publishes widely in international journals and
serves on three Conference Committees. He is the incoming editor
of "The Learning Organisation" and is a founding co-editor of
the new International Journal of Quality Assurance in
Engineering and Technology Education (IJQAETE).
to make a positive difference in the lives of students and
educators, especially, but not only, those from minority or
marginalised social groups, by contributing to efforts for
educational improvement both in Australia and in low-income
(developing) countries. His teaching and research interests,
therefore, are firmly grounded in socially inclusive educational
strategies, leadership, and advocacy. Specific interests
currently include the strategic role of Web 2.0+ social media,
social theories of learning and improving socially inclusive
outcomes in post-colonial educational settings.