The Forum's Standards of Good Practice Institute
"Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad"
University of Minnesota -Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN
November 19, 2013
The Forum on Education Abroad announces the Standards of Good Practice Institute, “Curriculum, Teaching and Education Abroad” to be held November 19, 2013 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in Minneapolis, MN.
This Standards Institute will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis campus and across from Williams Arena and TCF Bank Stadium.
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Directions and parking options: http://www.mac-events.org/directions/
- This adjacent 500-car ramp is connected by tunnel to the Alumni Center. The ramp entrance is on University Ave. Parking is $3.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $12.00. Once inside the parking ramp, take the East elevator to tunnel B or street level. The Alumni Center is the copper building adjacent to the ramp.
The topic of curriculum, pedagogy, and teaching is both timely and significant in the education abroad field, and the Forum continues to play a critical role in promoting and shaping best practices. In the fall of 2012, the Forum on Education Abroad launched an initiative to identify best practices in curriculum design and teaching abroad. The result of this effort is the creation of the Curriculum Cooperative, an online resource center containing education abroad course and program profiles, interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi and more. It is expected to be an invaluable resource for education abroad faculty and administrators at colleges, universities and program provider organizations. This Standards Institute builds on this effort.
This Standards Institute is dedicated to identifying and understanding an array of approaches to curriculum design and teaching in education abroad, and assisting participants to understand how to develop and improve their own education abroad curricula and enhance disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. Plenary and concurrent sessions will bring together professionals in instructional design, education abroad faculty and administrators and highlight innovative ways in which Standard 3: Academic Framework may be applied to achieve excellence in curriculum design and teaching.
The goals of the Institute are to:
- Deepen knowledge and understanding of Standard 3: Academic Framework of the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad;
- Enhance the knowledge and skills necessary to meet this Standard by analyzing what the Standard requires and sharing examples of best practices;
- Explore pedagogical approaches from within as well as beyond the field of education abroad;
- Evaluate and enhance the academic aspects of participants’ education abroad programs for the benefit of all involved with or impacted by them.
Standards Institute Planning Committee
Christine Anderson, University of Minnesota, co-chair
Martin Hogan, Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS), co-chair
Gabrielle Bosley, Bellarmine University
Brian Brubaker, Dickinson College
Nigel Cossar, University of Melbourne
Steve Duke, Wake Forest University
Maritheresa Frain, CIEE
Rob Hallworth, The George Washington University
Scott Manning, Susquehanna University
- Call for Proposals - closed
- Hotel Information
- Plenary speaker
- Schedule at a glance
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design