Global and Intercultural Learning is a component of Guttman’s Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO) categories. Specifically, we aim to foster students to develop intercultural skills needed in a global workforce while achieving the following learning outcomes:
- Understand and respect diversity and cross-cultural perspectives and demonstrate how they influence interpretations of key problems in politics, society or the arts. (Civic Learning GLO)
- Take an active role in a community context, such as work, service, or co-curricular activities, and examine the civic issues encountered with the insights gained from the community experience. (Civic Learning GLO)
- Demonstrate global, state, or city self-awareness (AAC&U Global Learning VALUE outcome)
- Understand global, state, or city systems (AAC&U Global Learning VALUE outcome)
- Apply knowledge to contemporary global, state, or city contexts (AAC&U Global Learning VALUE outcome)
In order to expand the reach of global learning at Guttman, OAA is supporting faculty members to participate in the Global Curriculum Project to develop ways – beyond student travel – for students to engage in global education in the classroom.
This project provides support for faculty members to “globalize” a course, curriculum or assignment. Examples of a Global Curriculum Project include:
- piloting a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) course to promote intercultural and transnational learning using virtual exchange with a partner college/university abroad
- creating curricular assignments, lessons, or units aligned to Global and Domestic Learning ELO outcomes
- “globalizing” a syllabus (e.g. reading list)
- designing local global learning experiential activities (e.g. museum/neighborhood visits and cultural activities) connected to a course*
As a cohort, participants would spend Fall I 2019 planning and preparing to implement their project in Spring 1 2020 or Fall I 2020. Participants would form a Global Curriculum Learning Circle, through which they will receive support in the form of one-on-one consultations, professional development, and workshops. Participants may also choose to individually or collectively submit a conference proposal in April to present at the AAC&U Global Learning Conference in October 2020.
* While not required, participants may also apply for the Student Success Fund to receive funding for experiential activities related to their Global Curriculum Project.