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Globalization of Learning . Louise Rozier & Mary Savin. By PresenterMedia.com. Objectives for Workshop. 1. 2. 3. Clarify what globalization of learning is and what contributes to it. Discuss knowledge, skills & attitudes of global learners. Provide handout of resources .

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Globalization of learning

Globalization of Learning

Louise Rozier

&

Mary Savin

By PresenterMedia.com


Objectives for workshop

Objectives for Workshop

1

2

3

Clarify what globalization of learning is and what contributes to it

Discuss knowledge, skills & attitudes of global learners

Provide handout of resources

Generate ideas / give examples regarding integration of globalization into teaching

4


What is globalization of learning

What is globalization of learning?

  • Composite of the global knowledge, skills, and awareness that allows one to cope and function effectively with diverse cultures and societies, while recognizing that all systems are interdependent

  • Others say: Globalization is the

    “flow of technology, economy, knowledge, people, values, ideas” across borders (quoted in Kreber, 2009)

    • Internationalization responds to globalization

      so people can work together

    • It raises “world-mindedness” and

      fosters responsible and engaged citizens of the world

  • Bikson & Law, 1994; Kreber, 2009


Context for globalization in education

Context for globalization in education

“Not location dependent, but location responsive”

Perspective should be worldwide, like the economy

Not everyone comes from U.S. or Western culture/bias

Move beyond national vs. international to “global”

Each individual will have to interact with more than 1 culture & language

To be competent and effective

in new contexts:

One must widen his/her

knowledge base + openness;

increase his adaptability,

and ability to learn

  • Bikson & Law, 1994


So are we globalizing or internationalizing

So, are we globalizing or internationalizing?

Is it

international student and faculty mobility; international research contact numbers; study abroad campus resources and/or international student offices; or teaching English as second language, etc?

Is it

the integration of international & intercultural perspectives in teaching, service, & research?

What is the goal?

How should we create diverse communities of learning ?

  • Who are the inhabitants? How do we measure?


Knowledge skills attitudes

Knowledge, Skills, & Attitudes

What are the KSA our globally competent students need?

KnowledgeContent of academic majorHistorical impact on current events

Relevant technological toolsGeography

Awareness of how cultures affect the worldCurrent global problems

Interdependence of systems & events Organizations

SkillsCommunicate effectively in oral and written formatsSpeak other languages

Acquire problem-solving skillsObtain information

Be effective as an individual & as a team playerAnalyze information

Be innovative and entrepreneurialThink critically

AttitudesOpenness/willingness to learnHumble

Curious about, empathetic & value other culturesReflective

Adaptable, flexible, responsible, engagedEthical

Commitment to quality work “work ethic”Possess efficacy to take action

  • What are the scales?

Falk et al., 2010


How does one integrate globalization into teaching

How does one integrate globalization into teaching?


How to integrate globalization into teaching

How to integrate globalization into teaching?

Many ideas from total list came from

O’Donovan & Mikelonis, 2002


How does one integrate globalization into teaching1

How does one integrate globalization into teaching?

  • Assist students in examining own values, perspectives & assumptions

  • One example approach

  • Shrink the world to a “Global village of 100”

  • Assign each student to a role (spreadsheet available for assignments) to proportionately represent 6.8 billion people

  • Students blog about how global villager is affected by global issues & trends

  • Have each student begin with

    • name, age, sex, city, country, ethnicity, religion, life expectancy, language, annual income, occupation, nature of communication, transportation used, other relevant information

  • Move on to topics of current & future population change, global warming, conflicts, technological change, etc.

Falk et al., 2010;

http://www.miniature-earth.com/


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