Through modeling a narrative approach to studying the Moroccan Medina and examining research on engaging pedagogies, participants will understand how intercultural and global understandings are demonstrated through problem-solving experiences.
Margit McGuire, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington; Bronwyn Cole, University of Western Sydney, Bankstown, New South Wales; Kathy Morabet, Rabat International School, Rabat,
The purpose of this hands-on session is to discuss learning strategies that help students become active participants in their own learning in the classroom and beyond.
Miriam Ben-Yoseph, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois; Zaya Khananu, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
In the Elementary classroom it is important to immerse the children in the global community. I will show how to teach the importance of respect and understanding for other cultures.
Bruce Hadd, Morey Public School Academy, Shepherd, MI
This International Studies Programme combines character education and service learning in a unique global classroom. West Island College Students travel around the world learning about sustainable development through service learning.
Claire Allen, West Island College, Calgary, Alberta
In 2012, 15 students spent two months on a State Department-funded study abroad project in Ethiopia learning about history, cultures and language. The presentation will describe this experience with educators.
Akbarali Thobhani, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
Global history taught as a basic building block promoting tolerance, understanding, & diminishing ethnocentrism, among nations and cultures by presenting original sources and issues as 'mysteries' solved through shared discovery.
Jack Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY; Iris Zevin, Queens College, Flushing, NY, David Gerwin, Queens College, Flushing, NY
This study explores the experiential perceptions of a Malagasy immigrant and the challenges he and others, e.g., North Africans, faced as nonEuropean immigrants in French schooling systems.
Lisa Winstead, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA, California
Survey given to university geography students at Western Kentucky University (US) and Minia University (Egypt)showed significant differences in student perceptions of global issues in five categories.
S. Kay Gandy, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; Edress Sultan Saleh, Minia University, Minia,