Globalizing your Teaching Style

International students in the classroom afford the opportunity to reflect upon teaching styles. National, ethnic, linguistic and economic cultures (among others) shape the way international students expect to:

  • behave in the classroom and interact with faculty and other students
  • determine which homework is "important" and which assignments can "just be copied from a friend"
  • express themselves in the classroom and in written assignments

These culturally influenced paradigms can occasion challenges within the classroom and throughouut the campus. How are you preparing yourself to work with:

  • English as a Second/New Language Students
  • Class Participation and Course Work Assessment
  • Group Work Assignments
  • New Perspectives (especially those at wide variance with the dominant culture)
  • Plagarism and Cheating

International Student Culture and Pedagogical Resources

Center for Applied Linguistics: Language, Diversity, and Learning: Lessons for Education in the 21st Century

University of Michigan CRLT: Teaching International Studneets; Pedagogical Issues and Strategies

Carnegie Mellon: Recognizing and Addressing Cultural Variations in the Classroom

University of Virgina: Strategies for Teaching International Students

Jan Bamford and Katerina Sergiou; London Metropolitan University: International Students and Plagiarism: An Analysis of the Reasons for Plagiarism among International Foundation Students

Xiaojing Liu, Shijuan Liu, Seung-hi Lee and Richard Magjuka: Cultural Differences in Online Learning (International Student Perspectives)