Cross Cultural Competency Development in a Digital World: A Global Teaching and Learning Experience (E/SI)

April 26, 2022 | 12:45 - 1:45

Location: Room 603/604
Track: Sailing Globally

Explore a student global mobility experience focused on cross cultural competency development during a global pandemic. As globalization continues to change postsecondary education, Covid-19 has also altered the landscape of teaching and learning forever. This session will showcase the efforts of a faculty partnership between Ireland and Canada which provided students the opportunity to develop cross cultural competencies through a digital learning experience, “Global Leadership in the 21st Century.” Participative workshops were co-facilitated by professors with a goal of exploring global leadership learning outcomes through whole- and small-group discussions, guided questioning, sharing of personal, cultural, and workplace learning experiences, and analysis of specifically designed case studies. This digital learning program provided educators and students with an opportunity for rapid adaptation of teaching and the emergence of a new dynamic with technology being the platform of the new virtual classroom. This experience illustrates it is possible to embrace interactive teaching technologies and move internationalization efforts forward in our postsecondary digital world.

Session Speakers

Caroline Conlon


Munster Technological University, Cork, Ireland

Holly Catalfamo

Director, Global Engagement

Niagara College

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