The SDGs have provided a robust window for students to connect with the structural determinants of a healthier, more livable world. Institutions across higher education have developed a wide range of programs to help students connect with these ideals. This workshop encourages educators to share their experiences delivering high-impact global learning programs that combine curricular and co-curricular approaches and incorporate elements of the SDGs. Together, we will map shared curricular goals using the 5P (positionality, perspectives, peoples, preparation, and practice) model and CARES (communication, adaptability, responsibility, ethics, and sustainability) approach; explore student learning outcomes using a variety of tools, including AAC&U’s VALUE rubrics; determine global learning skills beyond citizenship; and examine how a variety of high-impact initiatives are operationalized while evaluating intra-institutional collaboration and sustainability. Participants from all institutional types are invited to explore emerging practices around global learning.
- examine high-impact programming related to the SDGs that address global citizenship at participants’ institutions, and explore the structures, goals, and outcomes across institutional types;
- map learning outcomes from student participation in such programs according to VALUE rubrics and desired sustainability goals identified by the SDGs and employee skills listed by the World Economic Forum;
- develop strategies to strengthen the institutional sustainability of efforts needed to operationalize these high-impact programs;
- explore assessment tools to monitor and report both short- and long-term successes; and
- discuss the hidden human costs and sustainability challenges associated with running such programs.
At a time when student engagement is more important than ever, yet travel is a limitation for a majority, the 17 United Nations SDGs aimed at alleviating the most pressing global issues offer a channel for intercultural communication and relevant access to worldwide discussions. Are you interested in taking the broad topics of the SDGs and integrating them into courses? Do you need time and space to work collaboratively with others on assignment design, mapping, and planning? If so, we welcome you to join us for a hands-on workshop to infuse SDGs into our courses and assignments in support of broader pedagogical and curricular strategies.
- analyze current practices for significant learning in the courses or curricula they teach;
- utilize peer-review to evaluate assignments and syllabi for learning-centered practices and co-creation principles;
- map course content to United Nations Sustainable Goals and Global Challenges; and
- apply planning documents to plot the changes necessary to align courses with global learning goals.
This hands-on workshop will empower participants to design and assess global learning online through virtual exchange. Participants will engage in a backward design process of developing a hypothetical virtual exchange. In the process, they will acquire a rich toolkit of global learning activities and assessment tasks that can be conducted online. The workshop is appropriate for US and international faculty across the curriculum and global learning leaders at all experience levels.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- apply instructional design principles to develop their own virtual exchange;
- identify steps in the process of assessing and improving virtual learning experiences to achieve global learning outcomes;
- articulate measurable, relevant global learning outcomes for a virtual exchange experience; and
- gain access to a wide array of global learning resources.