Internationalization: Inclusive and Responsive Teaching Short Course

Description

Duration

This course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous instruction taught remotely. There will be portions to read and reflect on independently and then there will be four live synchronous one-hour sessions on Thursday afternoons over 8 weeks. Your attendance at all the live sessions is expected to complete the course.

Requirements: Participant attendance at all live sessions is expected to complete the course. There will be approximately 6 hours of asynchronous independant work and 4 hours of live synchronous work to meet the course objectives.


This short course brings together a community of learners/practitioners, including graduate students, faculty, sessional lecturers, and staff, who are interested in developing teaching practices that go beyond inclusive intentions to utilizing culturally responsive pedagogical strategies that are responsive to the diverse needs of students, including, but not limited to, race, gender, nationalities and intersecting identities. 

Participants will be able to describe key tenets of internationalization of teaching and learning in higher education and actualize those tenets in their own teaching and learning practice

Some of the topics/themes that will be addressed during the four sessions of this short course include how elements of identity including values and belief systems, diverse knowledge systems, and intercultural competence impact the way we teach and interact with students.   

Modules:

Module 1 - Norm Setting and Netiquette

  • Determining our learning priorities
  • How to respond to diversity in worldview, position, and power

Module 2 - Priorities and ethical considerations of internationalization

  • Intercultural Teaching Competenices
  • Universal Design
  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Module 3 - Utilizing discursive strategies to promote student-student interaction and learning

  • Embedding the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and targeting learning to a global experience. 
  • Planning a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) to build student intercultural capacity. 

 

Charter Connections

This session addresses these Educator Commitments from Our Learning Charter:

  1. Exemplify learning:
    • Exemplify active learning and curiosity, demonstrate broad thinking;
    • Engage with peers in a respectful manner;
    • Explicitly recognize their own position and work to understand, acknowledge, and value perspectives different from their own;
    • Encourage and foster open and healthy dialogue;
  2. Strive for excellence in teaching:
    • Be aware of the range of instructional methods and assessment strategies
  3. Enhance continuously:
    • Learn about advances in effective pedagogies/andragogies.

Registration

Our next course will begin Feb 11, 2021

There will be approximately 6 hours of asynchronous independant work and 4 hours of live synchronous work to meet the course objectives. Attendance at all the live sessions is expected to complete the course.