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Professional Development Workshop: Global Citizens, Global Education, Global Competency: Global Context in the Classroom

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Center for African Studies, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, European Union Center, Center for Global Studies, Center for International Business and Education Research, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and funding support from the Title VI Program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Champaign, IL
Jun 12, 2013 - Jun 15, 2013   All Day
Karen Hewitt

2013 International Summer Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Global Citizens, Global Education, Global Competency: Global Context in the Classroom

What do school administrators mean when they refer to “educating global citizens” or “teaching 21st century skills”? If you don’t have ready answers or definitions for these terms, you’re not alone. This workshop will consider various definitions of global citizenship in the context of the U.S. and a globalizing world.
Being a global citizen is not only about understanding other cultures but also understanding your own culture through the eyes of others. We’ll use a reflexive process, along with examples of international content, pedagogical discussions with peer educators, and hands-on activities for project-based learning.
Cost: $100 non-refundable fee includes lodging, most meals, and materials

Housing: Lodging will be provided for out-of-town participants

Deadline: Deadline for registration is May 15, 2012

Credit: Participants will receive professional development credits

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More information: or contact Karen Hewitt, email: or phone: 217-244-0288

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