Global Learning in Teacher Education

 

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.

Upcoming Events

Architecture for Global Learning
Architecture for Global Learning is an online professional enrichment series developed by NAFSA to help faculty, scholars, and administrators strengthen their understanding of global learning and develop their capacity for translating mission-driven institutional global learning goals into concrete curricular and co-curricular experiences that are flexible, rigorous, and relevant to students.

Series II will consist of six, 60-minute e-Seminars delivered throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Series II will include presentations and discussions with noted scholars, researchers, and practitioners focusing on responding to nationalism and xenophobia, the STEAM'D disciplines, foreign language teaching, assessment, and more.

NAFSA Research Symposium
November 17, 2017 | Washington, DC
NAFSA Research Symposium events serve the research community in the field of international education and related disciplines by providing researchers and scholars the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment and participate in a critical discussion of the theories methodologies, and practices being used in their research. As such, the Research Symposium is considered relevant to international education researchers at every stage of their career - graduate students, post-docs, faculty members and practitioners. Research Symposium events are held in the spring and fall, with the next event during IEW 2017 on November 17 at American University in Washington, DC.

Recent Events

Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education: Education for Teaching in a Global Classroom
May 30, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA
Deans and faculty worked with experts in the field to develop global learning opportunities for pre-service teachers. Participants explored strategies for better preparing teachers to "reach and teach" all students, regardless of individual or group differences. View the agenda and materials.

NAFSA Research Symposium
April 7, 2017
NAFSA's inaugural Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - provided researchers and scholars in the field of international education and related disciplines the opportunity to share their work in an academic and professional environment, as well as participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in their research. Developed as a resource for scholars and practitioners, the NAFSA Research Symposium Series presents a compilations of original and innovative research in international education.

View materials from the 2016 Global Learning Colloquium on Teacher Education: Curricular Design Strategies for High-Impact Global Learning
May 31, 2016 | Denver, CO
Sustainable methods of facilitating global and intercultural learning opportunities for pre-service teachers are essential. Deans, faculty, senior international officers, program directors, and staff worked with expert facilitators and in small groups to explore model practices and programs; consider metrics and assessment tools used to evaluate progress; and imagine innovative solutions.

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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NAFSA Resources

Additional Resources

Explore resources on internationalizing teacher education published in recent journals and presented in other academic and professional forums.

 

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