2014 Global Learning in College: Conference Highlights & Podcasts

Thursday, October 16, 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Keynote Address
Global Learners, Global Learning: Characteristics and Pedagogies
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Sue J. Goldie, Director, Harvard Global Health Institute and Roger Lee Irving Professor of Public Health, Harvard University

Dr. Goldie was recently named director of the new Global Health Education and Learning Incubator at Harvard University and special adviser to the provost on global health education and learning.  For details, please see the announcement in the Harvard Gazette: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/08/goldie-takes-new-post/.

What are the characteristics of a global learner and how are they nurtured within and across disciplines?  How can faculty collaborate across disciplines and with student affairs to model the multi-faceted nature of learning and problem-solving in and for a global society?  Dr. Goldie will examine lessons learned about effective pedagogies and practices for advancing global understanding and agency from her research, teaching, and policy work in public health. 

Friday, October 17, 8:30–9:30 a.m.

Plenary
Creating Sites for Global Learning
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Jochen Fried, Director of Education, and David Goldman, Former Associate Director of Education—both of Salzburg Global Seminar; and Yolanda Moses, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Excellence, University of California, Riverside.  
Moderated by Caryn McTighe Musil, Senior Scholar and Director of Civic Learning and Democracy Initiatives, AAC&U

Briefly defined, global citizens are those prepared to live and work in a hyper-complex interdependent society and who contribute to improving the global welfare. They have developed the knowledge, skills, and values to understand globalization; appreciate the diversity of humanity; recognize the critical challenges that are compromising humanity’s future; and collaborate with stakeholders to resolve these critical challenges.  The Salzburg Global Seminar’s Mellon Fellow Community Initiative has worked with institutions representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Appalachian College Association to develop single and multi-campus global education initiatives.  This plenary will examine how these institutions offer a unique opportunity to make ‘globalization at home’ and ‘citizenship without borders’ a powerful learning experience for their students and contribute to the discussion about diversity and global education in US higher education.

Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. –12:00 noon  

Plenary
Students’ Stories:  Influential Experiences and Turning Points in Global Learning
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Panelists: Modou Jaw, Student—Minneapolis Community and Technical College; Nazrawit Dimore, Student, International Relations—Augsburg College; Abigail Flores, Student, Spanish and Education—St. Catherine University; and Jane Sitter, Student, English, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language—University of Minnesota
Moderated by L. Lee Knefelkamp, Professor Emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University and Senior Scholar, AAC&U

Students from four institutions in the Minneapolis region will share their stories of what global learning means to them and how their global understandings, perspectives, values, and commitments have evolved over time.  They will describe the kinds of experiences that lead to new insights about the world and their place in it and their responsibility for the common good.