演題：Training Globally Competent Teachers
問い合せ先： 早稲田大学教育・総合科学学術院 原田哲男 tharadaアットwaseda.jp
Prof. Allison Witt (Education Administration)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
College of Education
Director, Office of International Programs
Title: Training Globally Competent Teachers
Time/Date: 16:30-18:00, Friday, November 30, 2018
Venue: Room 702, Building #16, Waseda University (Waseda Campus)
Language: The talk will be given in English.
Transportation & Campus Map: https://www.waseda.jp/top/en/access/waseda-campus
Contact Info: Tetsuo Harada, School of Education, Waseda University
The PISA 2018 assessment of global competence will report the extent that students are prepared for today’s global economy and multicultural societies. Teacher education and professional development must be transformed to develop cross-cultural competence that prepares teachers and then their students for our globalized society. Research presented here demonstrates the importance of global fieldwork for education students and teachers to develop cultural competency. Using the framework developed by the OECD, and by collecting data at multiple sites and from both hosts and participants, this study demonstrates that cultural competence can be developed during a short term education abroad experience. Moreover, this study demonstrates the possibility of establishing sustained global engagement for teacher participants. Finally, this research shows that teachers learn how to sustain professional connections in a fluid global context. Such sustained collaboration is essential to society’s future possibilities of meeting global challenges.
Dr. Allison Witt is the Director of International Programs in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where she teaches Global Studies in Education and is the Program Leader for the International Education Administration and Leadership program. Allison is a former Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the Illinois Board of Higher Education where she contributed to state higher education policy in Illinois. She is the author of Shifting Tides in Global Higher Education (2011) published by Peter Lang. Allison earned a PhD in Education Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked in international education for over 20 years, now with particular interest in internationalizing teacher education.