Globalizing your Teaching Style
Teaching International Students can be a great opportunity for investigating your teaching styles and the inclusive nature of your methods. International students bring with them cultural paradigms about
- how to interact with faculty
- which homework is "important" and which they can just copy from a friend
- whether or not is appropriate to ask questions
- metaphors and analogies for complex concepts
These paradigms can cause some challenges and opportunities within the classroom and the campus. How are you preparing yourself to work with:
- English as a Second Language
- Class Participation/Group Work
- Inclusive Curriculum
- Managing New Perspectives
- Plagarism and Cheating
International Student Culture Resources
The resources listed here are intended to guide you in your journey to working effectively with international students.
Camosun College: Second Language Students...
Center for Applied Linguistics: Language, Diversity, and Learning: Lessons for Education in the 21st Century
The University of Melbourne: Teaching International Students: Strategies to Enhance Learning
Carnegie Mellon: Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom.
Jan Bamford and Katerina Sergiou; London Metropolitan University: International Students and Plagiarism: an analysis of the reasons for plagiarism among international foundation students
The Higher Education Academy: International Student Lifecycle Resource Bank