Symposium on Globalizing Learning

Worcester State University

Tuesday, October 2


Dear colleagues,


The internationalization of education and the increasing trend in higher education to take global rather than nation-bounded perspectives on learning across disciplines demands new ways of thinking about higher education in global contexts. 


The intention behind organizing this symposium is to gather a small group of teacher-scholars at the cutting edge of scholarship on teaching and learning to explore theories behind, approaches to, and practices of globalizing learning.  Speakers will be invited to contribute to the Spring 2019 themed issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Currents in Teaching and Learning.  


Some of the questions that both the symposium and themed issue will address include (but are not limited to):

·       What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education? 

·       What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines? 

·       In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?    


 To kick off the symposium, Laura Rumbley, Associate Director of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and a distinguished leader in the field of international education, will deliver the keynote address.


If you are interested in participating in the symposium as a presenter, please send your abstract to Martin Fromm at [log in to unmask]. Deadline for abstracts is June 1.

Martin Fromm

Assistant Professor of East Asian History
Department of History and Political Science
Editor of Currents in Teaching and Learning
Co-Organizer of the Shared Scholarship Series

Worcester State University
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