Share Paper: Cross-cultural classroom conversation online: Preparing students for global citizenry

  1. Catherine Brooks, CSU, Long Beach, United States
Tuesday, March 8 5:35-5:55 PM Hermitage D

Abstract: Preparing students for participation in an increasingly globalized world is important on campuses across geographic and cultural borders. Administrators, professors, and particularly those involved in teacher education, tend to emphasize a global-based approach to curriculum by encouraging students to study abroad or by developing courses designed to increase cultural awareness. However, practitioners face numerous challenges when attempting to internationalize learners. This paper describes a relatively easy “first step” toward globalizing a curriculum, one that involves online partnering. In doing so, this paper suggests that allowing students to engage in casual conversation with their contemporaries overseas provides opportunities for populations to ...