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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Sunday, June 23 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Using the IDI in an Educational Context [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]

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The OECD recently added the measurement of ‘global competency’ to its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). How interculturally competent are our students? The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assesses intercultural competence, the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. What is the IDI? How can it be used? Is it an effective tool for measuring intercultural competence? Join three qualified administrators of the IDI to hear how it is being applied in different contexts: K-12, post-secondary, and Human Resources. Learn about how it is being implemented and how it can be applied in your own context.


Tanya Cowie

Tanya Cowie | VCC | tcowie@vcc.ca | @TanyacowieCowie Tanya has been teaching EAL for the past 25 years and has a passion for culture. She is currently teaching in the Pathways program at VCC, and has just finished the Intercultural Certificate Program at UBC. Inspired by her students... Read More →

Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to teaching at Douglas College, her experience includes teacher education at SFU and ESL instruction domestically and overseas. She has travelled and worked in a variety of international settings. She is also... Read More →
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Dawn Wilson

Director, Education Extension & International Programs, St. Michaels University School
Dawn Wilson currently works in a K-12 independent school as the Director of Education Extension and International Programs. She organizes all of the study abroad for domestic students, as well as customized short-term programs for visiting international students. She is a qualified... Read More →

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Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →

Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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