Realizing the Promise of Internationalization: Investing in Intercultural Learning on Campus Faculty of Arts
Speaker: Prof. Jane Jackson (Department of English)
Date: 21 February 2014 (Fri)
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: G24, Arts and Humanities Hub, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language: English
Abstract: As internationalization efforts intensify, more and more CUHK students are participating in some form of education abroad. The number and diversity of incoming international exchange students is also transforming our campus. After reviewing the University’s internationalization aims and strategies, the talk centered on an interdisciplinary, learner-centered course, that draws on education abroad research. Intercultural transitions is designed to enrich and extend the intercultural learning of undergraduates with recent or current international experience. After reviewing the lessons learned from three offering of this course, the speaker briefly discussed other practical ways to enhance intercultural learning and foster meaningful interactions between local and international students both in and out of class. The talk underscored the merits of strengthening the connection between research and practice to help the University achieve the promise of internationalization.


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