An ability to cross and actually break down barriers is at the core of global learning. Categories must be challenged to achieve global learning and instill cultural insight in our students. Global understanding rests on the acquisition of skills and abilities that break through boundaries and chip away at established categories about selves, nations, geography, communities, and identities, as well as academic paradigms and accepted hierarchies.
Creating an academic space to break through boundaries is one of the goals of Framing the Global and of our first publication, Framing the Global: Entry Points for Research.
In the Teaching section of our website you’ll find information about the fellows’ entry points as well as suggestions for how to teach chapters form the Framing the Global text. These Entry Point pages may include key terms, discussion questions, and suggested classroom activities.
This section also contains a ongoing collection of syllabi for classes on globalization and global issues as well as essays on pedagogical approaches to teaching global topics.
We consider this portion of our website a work in progress and would love to hear about your own approaches to teaching the Framing the Global text as well as courses on global issues you create.