Tea for Teaching

Informal discussions of effective practices in teaching and learning.

Cultural Acclimation

International students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities often face a multitude of challenges related to cultural differences and language barriers. These challenges can have an adverse impact on their academic performance during their adjustment process. In this episode, Don Donelsen joins us to discuss how the graduate business program at the University of Miami is working to ease this transition.   

Don is a lecturer in the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami. He is a recipient of a Spring 2016 University of Miami Excellence in Teaching Award.

A transcript of this episode and show notes may be found at http://teaforteaching.com.

Dead But Not Buried

Travel courses can provide an opportunity to experience a different part of the world through the lens of a particular discipline. In this episode, Dr. Kat Blake and Rebecca discuss the rich interdisciplinary learning opportunities that occurred when students in their anthropology and design classes traveled together to the Czech Republic to study bone churches. Kat Blake is a bioarchaeologist, a forensic anthropologist, and an assistant professor in anthropology at the State University of New York at Oswego.

A transcript of this episode and show notes may be found at http://teaforteaching.com.

 

 

Globalizing Classes

Improvements in communication and information technology have resulted in an increasingly interconnected global economy. In this episode, Dr. Blase Scarnati joins us to discuss ways in which our classes can be modified to help prepare our students to productively participate in this global environment. Blase is a Professor of Musicology and the Director of Global Learning in the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University.

A transcript of this episode and show notes may be found at http://teaforteaching.com.

International Education

Global education and education abroad has evolved from more traditional semesters abroad to a suite of opportunities including research, internships, and courses with faculty-led travel components. In this episode, Josh McKeown joins us to discuss the variety of international study opportunities and the impact that international travel can have on students. 

Josh is the Associate Provost for International Education and Programs at SUNY Oswego and author of a highly regarded book on international education titled, The First Time Effect: The Impact of Study Abroad on College Student Intellectual Development. He is also the author of forthcoming chapter on education abroad, bridging scholarship and practice and other articles, chapters, and presentations.

A transcript of this episode and show notes may be found at http://teaforteaching.com.

 

 

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