Critical Components of International Faculty Development: A Case Study of a US-Japan Collaboration

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Fri, 8 Jun 2018
8:00am to 9:30am
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We describe the critical components of a course on Teaching in English, designed as part of a four-year Global Faculty Development program held at an institution in the United States (Queens College) in collaboration with three institutions from Japan (Toyohashi University of Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, and the National Institute of Technology (NIT: KOSEN).  The course focused on pedagogies for global classrooms, and we argue its success centered on the incorporation of a strong group dynamic (fostering feelings of belongingness for the faculty participants) and the use of structured content on pedagogical practices.

  • Session References +

    Ambrose, S.A., Bridges, M.W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M.C., Norman, M.K., & Mayer, R.E. (2010). How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. Wiley & Sons: San Francisco, CA.