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Teaching Sensitive Topics in the International Classroom

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

This workshop will introduce faculty, doctoral students, and others with teaching responsibilities to some of the central principles and strategies for creating inclusive learning environments in international classrooms. We will consider some of the following questions: What does an authentically inclusive global classroom look like? What strategies are helpful when designing courses for students who come from diverse cultural, institutional, and educational backgrounds? What do “sensitive topics” and “difficult conversations” look like in these contexts? What best practices can faculty use to create the kind of classroom where all students feel comfortable actively participating?  

This online workshop is jointly sponsored by Bard’s IWT/CLASP and CEU’s Elkana Center/OSUN Developing Teaching Professionals project and is open to members of CEU and OSUN institutions.