A Think-shop for Students, Practitioners and Faculty
Thu, February 10, 2011
3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow
Thu, February 10, 2011
University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
Please note venue change from the Borger Boardroom E2- Engineering to lecture theatre E3-270
Limited seating - RSVP to Jennie Norrie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this Think-shop and networking opportunity is to bring together a wide range of stakeholders, all of whom are invested in the concept of Global Citizenship and all of whom have been exploring how this concept is applied, developed and critiqued within the context of short-to-medium term international practica, including student mobility programs, service learning programs, experiential learning programs, study/travel abroad and volunteering. Drawing upon the expertise and experience of students, practitioners and faculty, the Think-shop will introduce best practices and lessons-learned in six major areas:
Frameworks for applying Global Citizenship in the implementation of practica, service and experiential learning, short-term internships, volunteering and study abroad;
Establishing, communicating and maintaining realistic and ethical expectations, for both the students and host agencies;
Establishing, communicating and maintaining ethical narratives and guidelines for the photographic depictions of the ‘good work’ being conducted and the ‘friendships’ being developed;
How best to prepare students for the challenges of cross-cultural communication, by better addressing the issues related to culture shock, culture stress, and the development of intercultural competencies;
Best practices for sustaining constructive, critical self-reflection, and to continue the process after the ‘event’ is over and when the students return from the sojourn;
How to best integrate the experience of the participants into student and campus life, the academic and career objectives of the students, and into the experience of the host agencies and country-partners.
The think-shop will include a series of short presentations by a range of panelists representing stakeholders, followed by discussion.
For the past many years Lloyd Kornelsen has worked at the University of Winnipeg’s Collegiate and Global College. In various roles, as administrator, instructor and program consultant, Lloyd has focused on global citizenship education: developing curricula, facilitating practica, and overseeing internships. He is hoping to begin his doctoral dissertation this year, exploring the impact of global citizenship practica for high school students.
I’m going to be doing capactiy building? What?
Originally from Mexico City, David studied his B.A. Adv. in Global Political Economy at the University of Manitoba. Through his life, David has been always interested in exploring new places, sharing experiences, and learning from others. This has taken him to live, study and work in places like rural Mexico, Canada, Sweden, England, Chile, and most recently Malawi. During the summer of 2010 David participated as WUSC Intern in Malawi, with the Malawi Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV/AIDS (MANERELA+).
David is also passionate about football (or how it is known in this side of the world: soccer).
An Authentic Experience in Global Citizenship – a high school perspective
A small and diverse group of teachers at Kildonan-East Collegiate share their experiences spearheading an ambitious four-year long project to have students discover what it means to be Global Citizens. With backgrounds in English, Social Studies, Computer Science, Hairstyling, and Phys Ed, they demonstrated that teaching citizenship and social justice is cross-curricular. Starting with a group of 13- and 14-year old grade nine students in 2006, the Tanzania 2010 group coalesced into an indomitable team of passionate individuals that exceeded everyone’s expectations. Despite many challenges faced, the students and teachers successfully met their goals and travelled to Tanzania in May 2010. There, they completed a rainwater harvesting project at two primary schools in Karatu, as well as studying other cultural and development concerns unique to the Karatu district.
Realistic Expectation in International Practica: Who Says and How?
Tony Rogge is the Director of the International Centre for Students at the University of Manitoba. As a high school and undergraduate student, Rogge was engaged in a variety of activities, student groups, and international practica. He worked at the University of Manitoba Development Education Project for two years before organizing Discovering Our Future at Trent University and then taking on a number or roles for NGOs in Ottawa. His volunteer work in Malawi led him to pilot and implement WUSC’s Malawi Applied Research Program, a six-week internship for Canadian undergraduate and graduate students, a pre-cursor to its Students Without Borders Program. Six years at CPAR enabled him to place many interns and volunteers with country offices throughout eastern and southern Africa. He continues to struggle with the definition of global citizenship.
Pre-Conference Website & Resources:
The think shop webite contains a variety of viewpoints on each of the themes, along with a range of resources and links to draw upon, and scholarly articles to consider. The proceedings of the think-shop will be distilled into an electronic report circulated to participants and posted on the website.
Think Shop Website: http://goodworkorgoodtimes.wordpress.com/
If you are interested in submitting a viewpoint, or have resources you would like to share on the pre-conference website, please contact Jennie Norrie at email@example.com.
A modest reception and networking opportunity sponsored by the International Education Branch and the World W.I.S.E. Resource Centre will follow.
Hosted by the International Centre for Students & World W.I.S.E. Resource Centre at the University of Manitoba
Sponsored by International Education Branch, Government of Manitoba
Endorsed by The Manitoba Council for International Education & the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
SEATING IS LIMITED
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