Events / Teachers’ Lounge: Bringing Students into International Spaces

Teachers’ Lounge: Bringing Students into International Spaces

October 19, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Butler Library Room 212

Teachers’ Lounges are series of informal discussions about teaching practices and the culture of learning at Columbia. In keeping with the CTL’s ongoing support for inclusive teaching practices, the theme for this semester’s Teachers’ Lounge series is Engaging International Perspectives in the Classroom.

In this session, we will consider extending learning activities into “international spaces” — ranging from actual overseas countries to international entities in New York City. Our guests will include Erica Avrami, Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, who share insight from bringing Columbia students to sites in Haiti, Uganda, and elsewhere; and Reyes Llopis-Garcia, Lecturer in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, who will discuss extending international language study into direct engagement with culture and communities.

Any current or future instructor at Columbia is welcome to join. There is no registration for Teachers’ Lounge — if you are interested in the topic and available, just drop by! Pizza is available for all participants.