Date(s) - Tuesday September 1
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Smith Hall, Room 104A
During the previous academic year, TCU’s calendar of events for Discovering Global Citizenship included an impressive number of visiting scholars and innovators whose work has an international focus. Building on examples from spring 2015 while looking ahead to the coming year’s focus on Europe and the Americas, this workshop will engage participants in classroom activities and share examples for tapping effectively into such visitors’ time on campus to impact your own curriculum in meaningful, sustained ways. Come hear from colleagues, try out potential classroom exercises, and share strategies of your own. Examples would include
- using writing prompts before and/or after the visit,
- planning discussion of short comparative texts from a range of genres (e.g., journalism, film, visual imagery, literature),
- envisioning de-briefings of campus events, and
- promoting students’ collaborative research to draw sustained learning benefits from public programs on campus.
This event will be presented by Sarah Robbins, the Koehler Center Fellow for Global Citizenship. As the Koehler Center Global Citizenship fellow, Sarah Robbins is charged with facilitating conversations and program development among faculty who are incorporating the TCU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) into their teaching. Sarah brings to this endeavor a career-long commitment to global learning, both in the classroom and beyond. She looks forward to fostering collaborative projects in curriculum development; supporting partnerships that integrate co-curricular and community-based learning with course-linked study; and helping facilitate faculty members’ own explorations of global citizenship. Since coming to TCU, Sarah has new courses in Global American Literatures and in the practice of cross-cultural learning consistent with Kwame Appiah’s model for cosmopolitan citizenship. Her scholarship has always had a global emphasis, ranging from writing on women teaching in China to co-editing a collection of publications by a missionary teacher to Angola in the early twentieth century. Recently, collaborating with a group of international faculty women, she published a collection of essays on “Bridging Cultures” that grew out of a collaborative study for ex-pat women faculty now teaching in the US. In line with the Boyer model of multi-faceted scholarship in action, Sarah hopes to support TCU faculty who would like to research their own teaching for and/or about global citizenship.