Winter Symposium 2016

Presenter Information

Portland State University

Location

Portland State University

Start Date

20-1-2016 11:45 AM

End Date

20-1-2016 12:15 PM

Description

Final summary of the table discussion on the topic of harmonizing education for local concerns with global issues.

The scope of discussion included curriculum, pedagogy, extracurricular opportunities for students, and faculty development. After exploring the varied connections between local and global, the majority of comments focused on ensuring a global/ international perspective in the curriculum, recognizing the value of language learning for a broad spectrum of life and career pathways, and supporting faculty development of pedagogical techniques that foster intercultural/ global competencies. Participants highlighted the rich cultural diversity on campus, and proposed that we find more ways to foster multicultural interactions outside of as well as inside the classroom. Finally, participants recognized the need to hire and retain faculty from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

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Jan 20th, 11:45 AM Jan 20th, 12:15 PM

Table Discussion Final Summary - Harmonizing Education for Local Concerns with Global Issues

Portland State University

Final summary of the table discussion on the topic of harmonizing education for local concerns with global issues.

The scope of discussion included curriculum, pedagogy, extracurricular opportunities for students, and faculty development. After exploring the varied connections between local and global, the majority of comments focused on ensuring a global/ international perspective in the curriculum, recognizing the value of language learning for a broad spectrum of life and career pathways, and supporting faculty development of pedagogical techniques that foster intercultural/ global competencies. Participants highlighted the rich cultural diversity on campus, and proposed that we find more ways to foster multicultural interactions outside of as well as inside the classroom. Finally, participants recognized the need to hire and retain faculty from diverse cultures and backgrounds.