REAL WORLD ISSUE COURSE
Educating Global-Ready Graduates -Dr. Darla Deardorff
Fostering and Assessing Intercultural & Global Competence on Campus
What comprises global or intercultural competence — and the paths to developing and assessing these in higher education settings?
Explore these key questions through interactive learning methods that draw on your own experiences and knowledge. Participants will design and develop specific plans for integrating global and intercultural competence into their campus programs and curricula.
This course is for higher education professionals.
Confronted with rapidly changing economic, political, technological, and cultural realities, higher education institutions are charged with the goal of matriculating globally competent students.
To undertake — or iteratively enhance — the work of developing globally-ready learners in today’s higher education landscape requires a thorough understanding of what comprises global and intercultural competence as well as the paths to developing and assessing these on a college campus in concert with other educational goals.
This workshop will offer a substantial exploration of these topics. It uses Interactive Learning to draw on participants’ own experiences and knowledge as well as evidence-based best practices so that they can begin to design and develop specific plans for integrating Intercultural competence and campus programs and curricula.
Real World Issues
2 days/11-12 July 2024
Senior (20+ years)
Advanced (13-19 years)
Mid (6-12 years)
includes certificate from the University and the Institute
Darla K. Deardorff, EdD
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff specializes in cross-cultural scholarship and training, assessment and evaluation, teacher/faculty preparation/development, curriculum internationalization, global leadership, and intercultural coaching. She regularly facilitates learning on intercultural competence, international education assessment, and global leadership, including with UNESCO and OECD. The intercultural competence models developed from her research are widely used.
Darla is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), founder of the World Council in Global and Intercultural Competence, a trainer for the European Association for International Educators (EAIE) and is a research scholar at Duke University’s Social Science Research Institute.
In addition to holding faculty positions at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa), Meiji University (Japan), and Shanghai International Studies University (China), and Harvard University’s Global Education Think Tank (US), among others, she is author/editor of eleven books and over 60 book chapters and articles.
“Despite already high expectations, I was still surprised at how extremely enriching the different topics and formats were. I have already made a long list of activities, models, resources and topics to discuss and share with my colleagues.”
“The training program is well tailored to the current needs of those who work in the context of intercultural competence [and] it offers a perfect networking space for deep connections through well-organised training sessions with incredible faculty…and it is a lot of fun!”
“[Dr. Deardorff] responded immediately to my interests, was very approachable, and very wise.”