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The role of higher education institution (hei) leaders towards education for sustainable development (esd) through cultural intelligence

Abdul Ghani, Zurina and Idrus, Faizah and Abdul Razak, Dzulkifli (2021) The role of higher education institution (hei) leaders towards education for sustainable development (esd) through cultural intelligence. In: International conference global leadership and management in higher education, 28-29 October 2021, Virtual. (Unpublished)

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Authors: Dr. Zurina Abd Ghani, Dzulkifli Abdul Razak & Assoc. Prof. Dr. Faizah Idrus ABSTRACT Sustainability is a holistic (culturally-bond) concept in terms of “balance” between human and environment. Although sustainability could be defined in many ways, balance is one of the key components in ‘Shared Human Heritage’ that goes beyond various cultures globally. It must be based on a ‘Value-based’ framework that is culturally related to the content in the UNESCO 4 Pillars. CQ simply means the ability to understand others. Some CQ misconceptions include such as an example International experience equals CQ or High Emotional Quotient equals high CQ. HEI are centers where people of different backgrounds converge for higher purpose of education. Their interactions create achievable outputs and outcomes institutionally to further sensitize HEI toward ESD. Though culture is not foreign in the HEI landscape, the conceptualization of cultural intelligence (CQ) at institutional level can be more explicitly exercised to fill in the gaps and solve issues related to similarities and differences for better cultural dialogue and understanding. Some of the best ways to instill CQ in HEI are through experiential learning, unlearning and relearning with a deep sense of humility among the institutional community members. CQ is the model that HEI should adopt in order to ensure balanced personality towards peace and harmony. HEI leaders must be culturally intelligent among other leadership competencies and propagate CQ as an on- going agenda for societal transformation. HEI leaders should perform “cultural mapping” at the institutional level and lead the global society Biographies and Abstracts Global Leadership and Management in Higher Education: Innovations and Best Practices | 105 to be holistically intelligent as CQ is the multi-dimensions that ties all the other (conventional) intelligences. Key Words: Leadership competencies, CQ, Education for Sustainable Development, Value-based, cultural mapping

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H91 General special
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Depositing User: Dr Zurina Abdul Ghani
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2022 14:20
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2022 14:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97141

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