School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Navigating Learning Diverse Classrooms: Opportunities for Facilitation and Curriculum Design

For Faculty and Graduate Students and Co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning; and the School of Graduate Studies

Who: Dr Nanda Dimitrov
When: 23 October, 2017, 
Time: 2pm - 3.30pm
Where: Robert Sutherland Hall, Room 202

This is an open forum

For more information and how to register go to the CTL website

The cultural landscape of Canadian university classrooms has shifted dramatically in the past 20 years. Today’s classrooms are diverse communities that hold the potential to build bridges across many dimensions of difference. As universities internationalize both their campuses and their curricula, important questions emerge for instructors: How can we nurture diverse perspectives in our classrooms through inclusive teaching practices that are grounded in our disciplines? And how can we prepare our graduates to engage with difference in a globally interconnected world?

In this session, we will introduce the Intercultural Teaching Competence (ITC) Framework (Dimitrov & Haque, 2016) to explore concrete strategies that instructors can use to promote dialogue and perspective taking in the classroom. Designed as a tool for instructor reflection, the ITC framework introduces 20 foundational, facilitation and curriculum design competencies that instructors can incorporate into their practice as they engage students in intercultural learning across the disciplines.

Background reading that participants will find helpful in preparation or the session:

Dimitrov, N. & Haque, A. (2016).  Intercultural Teaching Competence: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Instructor Reflection.  Intercultural Education. Special Issue: Learning at Intercultural Intersections. 27(5). 437-456.