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3/10/2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online
CIRTL
Faculty Knowledge Essentials, Pedagogy: How people learn

Using Your International Background to Your Advantage in the Classroom

Speaker: Kimberly Kenyon, Associate Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Senior Lecturer and Director of the International Teaching Assistant Program, Cornell University; Derina Samuel, Coordinator of the Graduate Teaching Assistant Fellow Program, Assistant Director of the International Teaching Assistant Program, Cornell University

Discussion: Cultural differences have always been addressed as a barrier for international TAs. However, if international TAs could apply their cultural backgrounds as advantages in their classrooms, not only would this barrier be removed, but their classes would also be broadened by integrating perspectives from other cultures. This session will present some examples of integrating ITAs’ background into their classes and will allow ITAs to explore how their backgrounds can be effectively used in the classrooms.