In today’s diverse classrooms, instructors are frequently called upon to internationalize the curriculum and design learning activities that promote global engagement among students (Bond, Qian, & Huang, 2003; Leask, 2013). In fact, the Western Degree Outcomes identify “global and community engagement” as an important attribute of Western University graduates.
The goal of this workshop is to introduce participants to a set of learning activities and facilitation tools that they will be able to use when they facilitate intercultural, cosmopolitan or global learning in their class. Participants will (1) begin to (re)design a course that promotes global engagement in their discipline; (2) become familiar with intensity factors that may affect student learning in diverse settings (Paige, 1993); and (3) design reflective learning activities and debriefing strategies that will help students articulate what they have learned from intercultural learning experiences.
The workshop will be of particular interest to instructors who are incorporating international perspectives in the curriculum here at home, planning study abroad or international field courses, or designing a course with community engaged learning components where students will be engaged in cross-cultural settings.
*This workshop counts towards the course design component for the Faculty Certificate in Teaching.