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WEBINAR – Intercultural Learning Courses Before and After Study Abroad: Four Decades of Preparing Students for International Education Experiences
February 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 amFree
This is an important professional development opportunity not only for those who are new to intercultural learning, but also for those who are familiar with the topic and who would like a quick refresher on the importance of intercultural learning and the ways we frame it in education abroad programs. It is particularly important for those who are interested in developing a preparation course for students before they study abroad or after they return.
Dr. La Brack played a key role in the creation of intercultural learning courses at the University of the Pacific, beginning in the 1970’s. These courses, which are required of all students in Pacific’s School of International Studies before and after studying abroad, frame the international experience with a focus on increasing students’ intercultural awareness and enhancing their skill to interact with people across cultural difference.
Learning Outcomes: Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Identify key steps in the development of intercultural learning courses at University of the Pacific
- Recognize how and why Pacific embedded intercultural preparation into all cross-cultural training courses and linked them conceptually
- Identify lessons learned in using a Theory-Practice-Theory approach
- Identify important resources that were included in the “What’s Up With Culture” website and how they can be used