Transformative Learning for Intercultural Understanding – Part II

1:30PM to 3:00PM June 6, 2018
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Tami Saj

The Centre for Teaching and Educational Technologies (CTET) invites faculty, associate faculty, and staff to participate in an intercultural learning workshop on Wednesday, June 6 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Centre for Dialogue. The workshop will also be livestreamed for participants unable to attend on campus. The workshop will be co-facilitated by instructional designers Donna DesBiens and Eric Bigrigg, with Sophia Palahicky, Associate Director (CTET).

This workshop aims to support development of greater intercultural understanding by sharing community knowledge, successes and challenges, and applying evidence-based teaching and learning competencies in experiential learning activities.

We will extend the themes of courageous conversations and equity introduced in our initial workshop, held in February, 2018, and explore effective ways to put these values into action in our teaching practice and program activities. We will work with an intercultural teaching competence framework to raise awareness of the impact our own diverse identities may have on ‘others,’ explore how we can intentionally model openness to diverse worldviews, and generate ways to build relationships with and between students that are respectful of cultural diversity. Developing effective intercultural teaching and learning practices will help us build confidence in our ability to engage in brave conversations about complex issues.

To register: please accept the meeting request that should be in your calendar for June 6, unless you had previously declined it or if you are not faculty, associate faculty, or program staff.  In both cases, please email to receive the meeting request.

The Transformative Learning for Intercultural Understanding - Part I workshop materials are now available on our Open Educational Resources webpage for your advance review. We're looking forward to seeing you on June 6!