Workshop to explore methods to foster cross-cultural student relationships

October 31, 2012  

Faculty, instructors and other staff can explore methods for fostering intercultural learning and relationships in a Center for Instructional Excellence teaching workshop Nov. 8.

The "Building Bridges for Intercultural Learning: iFriendship Makers" workshop will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. in Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G980D. It is part of the College Teaching Workshop Series II: Expanding Your Teaching Toolkit.

Facilitators for the event are David Ayers, associate dean of international programs; Charles Calahan, assistant director of global learning faculty development; Joe Potts, associate dean of international students and scholars; and Margaret Sass, assistant director of the Center for Instructional Excellence.

The workshop will explore the methods, assignments and activities that can enhance cross-cultural relationships between students.

The information to be presented is based on the results of Purdue focus group data from more than 2,500 national and international students. Results show students say that pathways or connective programs are needed to foster deeper relationships across cultures.

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