Working Together to Internationalize Higher Education
Effective and sustainable methods of internationalizing the teacher education curriculum are critical to fostering a global perspective among both future educators and their students. Our goal is to provide a space where deans, faculty members, senior international officers, and program directors convene to discuss issues, challenges, and solutions in interinstitutional collaborations at home and abroad, identify model practices and programs in experiential learning and fieldwork, and explore metrics and assessment tools used to evaluate progress.
Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education: Global Learning in Educator Preparation: The Role of the Community
May 26, 2015 | Boston, MA
The 2015 Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education is a NAFSA Signature Program for faculty members, academic leaders, and international educators to explore global learning in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts. Educators will work with expert facilitators and in small groups to meet and discuss how to prepare the next generation of teachers through the lens of global learning.
Framing the Global: Entry Points for Learning, Research, and Campus Change
March 4, 2015
What does it mean to “go global?" How can focusing on global phenomena enhance disciplinary approaches and regional studies? The editor and authors of Framing the Global shared how academic leaders can use global frameworks to implement new learning strategies at their institutions.
Meet a Thought Leader
Helen Marx, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Education at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. Her current research interests involve global education, study abroad program design, and internationalizing teacher education.
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Explore resources on internationalizing teacher education published in recent journals and presented in other academic and professional forums.
- Koziol, Stephen, James Greenberg, Letitia Williams, Elizabeth Niehaus, and Claire Jacobson. "Internationalizing Teacher Education: A Systemic Initiative." College of Education, University of Maryland. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education for Teaching, Glasgow, Scotland, 2011.
- Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding. Teacher Preparation for the Global Age: The Imperative for Change. Silver Spring: Longview Foundation, 2008.
- Mansilla, Veronica and Anthony Jackson. Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. Asia Society and Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011.
- Schneider, A. I. "Internationalizing Teacher Education: What Can Be Done?" U.S. Department of Education, 2003.
- Schwarzer, David and Beatrice L. Bridglall, eds. Promoting Global Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education: Successes and Challenges within Local and International Contexts. Lexington Books. 2015.
- U.S. Department of Education. Succeeding Globally through International Education and Engagement, U.S. Department of Education International Strategy, November 2012.