October 3, 2019
Teach Like a Pro: The international student in the classroom
Alana Brack, Masters Student, Japanese; Irfan Alam, Doctoral Student, EBIO; Wenfei Wang, Masters Student, Chinese; Danica Petrovska, Doctoral Student, French; CTL Leads
Teaching and engaging with international students may not be an easy task at times, but an attempt to engage students should be made. We should first ask ourselves these questions: Who are international students? What difficulties do they face when living and studying in the United States? What kind of culture shock might they experience when engaged in class discussion or working in groups with their American counterparts? What kinds of social pressure might drive them into solitude and isolation? By responding to these questions, this workshop aims to provide insight on the viewpoints and learning styles of international students at CU Boulder, offer tips on engaging this group in the classroom, and incite reflections and discussions by working through different case studies.