April 25 – Indiana University professor to discuss globalized approach to teaching

HilaryKahnHilary E. Kahn, director of the Center for the Study of Global Change and international studies professor at Indiana University, will lead a session on global teaching on April 25.  The event will take place from 12-1 p.m. in the Library Event Hall, and lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.

In her presentation, “Global Teaching: Encouraging students to transcend borders and care about the world,” Kahn will introduce the concept of global learning as a form of collective engagement that is interdisciplinary and multi-perspectival. The program is relevant to all who are interested in the reasons for and processes of global teaching. Those who engage in global teaching and those interested in an introduction to the subject are welcome.

Kahn will present using Morgan Library’s videoconferencing tools, exploring a technology that expands our potential for global engagement and teaching. She will visit Colorado State University in fall 2014 to facilitate a workshop for educators interested in adding global learning goals and content to their courses.

About Hilary E. Kahn

Dr. Kahn has taught numerous courses on topics such as issues and approaches to global studies, visual anthropology, intercultural communication, human rights and the arts, and indigenous cultures of Central America and Mexico. By using videoconferencing technology to link with classrooms overseas, she has taught students in Macedonia, Indonesia, and Russia. Her areas of research and expertise include global teaching and learning, visual anthropology, grounded global studies, critical social theory, visual pedagogies, and the internationalization of higher education. She is currently writing her third book about innovative practices in the internationalization of higher education and is leading the strategic planning efforts for the internationalization of Indiana University. Kahn is regularly invited to speak and lead workshops on curriculum internationalization and global learning for universities and educational organizations.