Global Education, Service-Learning, and New Media: Using Technology to Prepare Students for Global Citizenship
Wednesday, November 16 2:00-2:30 PM Location: Wright
Abstract: This presentation will focus on an interdisciplinary course in global citizenship that incorporated new media to help students develop their global competency. Global Perspectives was an interdisciplinary honors course taught by a faculty member in a technical communication program together with a faculty member in a political science department. In order to prepare students for global citizenship, the course focused on the role of new media, effective intercultural communication, and the empowerment of average citizens in addressing global issues (e.g., world hunger, environmental concerns, world health, and human rights). Although the sample assignments are all drawn from a global citizenship course, the presentation will give specific suggestions for adapting the teaching approaches and assignments to many other disciplines. In addition to their collaboration with one another, the presenters have worked closely with colleagues across the disciplines.