2023 Conference on Global Learning
Civic and Community Engagement Through Design Thinking
Design thinking inspires us to ask better questions, redefine problems, increase agility in finding solutions, deepen collaboration, and expand opportunities. Applying a human-centered design approach to civic engagement and community-engaged learning, this workshop will take executive leaders, faculty, and administrators of global engagement through the entire design-thinking process to prototype program innovations. Participants will drill down to the root cause of institutional barriers to ethical, human-centered civic engagement and community-engaged learning; create their own provocation or design challenge; ideate solutions through barriers; and select top ideas to prototype. The workshop will be highly interactive, and all worksheets and prototyping materials will be included. Participants can expect to take back to their campuses beginning prototypes for iteration, testing, and implementation.
Facilitator: Divya McMillin
Professor, Global Media Studies and Associate Vice Chancellor, Innovation and Global Engagement, University of Washington Tacoma
Global Learning for Today: Framing, Practices, and Strategy to Meet Today’s Global Challenges
Focused on global learning for today’s learners, this workshop will examine definitions and frameworks for inclusive global learning and their application within participants’ own institutional contexts. It will present best practices and successful strategies for embedding global learning in curricular and co-curricular experiences—with an equity lens and in ways that ensure global learning is “high impact” for students. Participants will also explore the integration of global learning, community-based learning, internships, and undergraduate research to address today's global challenges. The workshop will be divided into four parts: (1) Framing and Defining Global Learning for Today and Tomorrow; (2) Inclusive Global Learning; (3) Integrating Global Learning into Curricular and Co-Curricular Experiences: Leading with the Global Learning VALUE Rubric; and (4) Global Learning in Practice: Integrating Practices.
Facilitator: Dawn Michele Whitehead
Vice President, Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers, AAC&U