Intercultural competence is defined broadly as the “ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations, to shift frames of reference appropriately and adapt behavior to cultural context” (Deardorff 2006). In this workshop, you and other members of the Columbia University community will consider strategies for making learning environments more inclusive by employing the principles of intercultural pedagogy. You will reflect on your experiences with diversity and inclusivity in the classroom, engage with the concept of course climate, and analyze teaching case studies. In the process, you should gain a deeper, more practical understanding of how to design and facilitate inclusive learning in your discipline.
This event is open to:
Faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff…
- …who are interested in considering the classroom as a diverse site.
- …who are looking for strategies to implement inclusive teaching practices.