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Internationalizing the Curriculum Why Is It Important? • An internationalized curriculum helps provide a student-centered learning experience for all students in our increasingly diverse society • An internationalized curriculum helps prepare students to be successful in today’s increasingly interdependent global society (Schuerholz-Lehr, S. (2007). Teaching for global literacy in higher education: How prepared are the educators? Journal of Studies in International Education, 11(2), 180-204)
Internationalizing the Curriculum Examples from SIUE • CemKaracal, Lessons Learned from Engineering: Dual Diploma Programs with Turkey and South Korea • Suman Mishra, Lessons Learned from Mass Communications: Connecting SIUE Students to International • Sorin Nastasia, Lessons Learned from Applied Communication Studies: Increasing SIUE Students’ International Awareness Using Virtual Speakers, Study Abroad • Stephen Tamari, Lessons Learned from Historical Studies: Connecting SIUE Students with Middle Eastern Peers
Cem Karacal, Ph.D.Lessons Learned from Engineering:Dual Diploma Programs with Turkey and South Korea
Sorin Nastasia, Ph.D.Lessons Learned from Applied Communication Studies:Increasing SIUE Students International AwarenessUsing Virtual Speakers & Study Abroad
Internationalizing the Curriculum Using Virtual Speakers in an ACS course ACS 511 Seminar in Intercultural Communication Throughout the semester, this hybrid course will offer you in-class and online opportunities to explore intercultural communication through readings, discussions, hands-on exercises, projects, and online interactions with scholars and professionals from around the world. We will focus on developing and practicing your capacities as intercultural communicators by understanding cultural differences and developing intercultural competency. We will identify ways in which your newly acquired intercultural communication know-how can inform your interpersonal, professional, and societal encounters. We will particularly work on making intercultural communication concepts and practices applicable to and meaningful for your daily life.
Internationalizing the Curriculum Using Virtual Speakers in an ACS course ACS 511 Seminar in Intercultural Communication CROSS-CULTURAL INTERACTIONS: CONVERSATIONS WITH ONLINE GUESTS 5 projects X 50 points each = 250 points One of the key features of this course will be a cross-cultural exchange which will offer students opportunities to experience first-hand and discuss with specialists issues related to intercultural communication. For weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12, Dr. Nastasia will provide on Blackboard the recording of an interview with a scholar or professional from a different country and region of the globe each week, as well as a link to an online forum where students can have conversations with that person. For each of these weeks, bearing in mind the course readings and the recorded interviews, prior to class students will address a question to the online guest and will engage in a follow-up dialogue with that person, and during class students will be ready to discuss the questions and dialogues.
Internationalizing the Curriculum Using Virtual Speakers in an ACS course ACS 511 Seminar in Intercultural Communication STUDENT FEEDBACK I really appreciated watching Claudia's interview and reading her responses to our questions. After thinking over the different talking points, I think the one thing that struck me most was the Chilean people's ability to be both warm and skeptical of others. These ideals seem so contradictory; however, once Claudia explained a little more, the ideas seemed more compatible… I am truly looking forward to the next cross cultural interaction. It's a great way to learn about another culture since it's a real, authentic commentary from a natural citizen.
Internationalizing the Curriculum Study Abroad Experiences ACS 416 International Public Relations COURSE OBJECTIVES: By the end of the course, the students will: • Acquire knowledge and skills needed for understanding and practicing public relations and strategic communication in international settings • Expand their knowledge through exchanges with faculty and students at local universities in European settings • Practice their skills through hands-on activities in various firms and institutions in European settings
Internationalizing the Curriculum Study Abroad Experiences ACS 416 International Public Relations COURSE Assignments: Online Participation12 participations X 25 points each = 300 points While abroad, students will have ongoing online participation. This will consist of writing about public relations and strategic communication issues and activities in the places they visit. Students will be expected to discuss activities, exchanges, and conversations they had with professionals, faculty, and students. Each student is required to participate online four days a week of weeks 2-4 of the course with a text of at least 100 words that has meaningful personal content each day. Students will post the online participations in the Discussion Board entitled Online Participation on Blackboard. Since Internet connection issues might occur while we travel abroad, it is advisable that you write your text in a Word document, then paste it to the Online Participation thread for a specific day.
Internationalizing the Curriculum Study Abroad Experiences ACS 416 International Public Relations STUDENT FEEDBACK “Studying abroad was something that I had wanted to experience since I started in college… Thankfully I got to do so before I graduate next year and it was definitely the experience of a lifetime that broadened my horizons both as a person and as a professional. I think that going abroad and studying your major and working with professionals in your field from different countries is very beneficial to any student and I would suggest it to anyone who is interested in doing so… I think that after this experience I now see how important it is to be able to work with different cultures and work in different cultures. This trip has made me want to explore working abroad and learning about different cultures because I now see how much they vary and how much more there is out there than just the American way of thinking, both in public relations and just in our customs and cultures.”
Internationalizing the Curriculum Using Virtual Speakers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWlnS_4_hW0 Study Abroad Experiences https://internationalprsiue.wordpress.com/