Preparing Educators for Fostering Global Citizenship in Teaching and Learning

TitlePreparing Educators for Fostering Global Citizenship in Teaching and Learning
Faculty/College/UnitVP Academic
StatusCompleted
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2007
Completion03/31/2010
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2007/2008
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorYael Harlap
Year 1: Funded Amount29,300
Year 1: Summary

The project seeks to operationalize the goals of Trek 2010 in fostering global citizenship in the context of the University classroom by building a network of educators at UBC engaged with this challenge. This will be achieved by creating opportunities for skill enhancement for faculty and instructional staff; and by increasing visibility, fostering interest and raising awareness of Trek 2010 goals and effective pedagogy related to global citizenship.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2008/2009
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorYael Harlap
Year 2: Funded Amount14,842
Year 2: Summary

The project seeks to continue operationalizing the goals of Trek 2010 in the context of teaching and learning by building a network of educators at UBC who are engaged with the challenge of enhancing pedagogy and curriculum for fostering global citizenship.

The first year of TLEF funding has created opportunities for skill enhancement for faculty and instructional staff. The network-building and outreach component of the project have enabled the development of a Global Citizenship Education Workbook (GCEW), a 'hands-on' reflection-based resource for educators to facilitate the design and assessment of curricular materials and pedagogical strategies.

In 2008-2009, the project will build on this work by:

  • Continuing to offer diverse skill enhancement opportunities at TAG and in response to Faculty/Departmental needs
  • Continuing to increase visibility, foster interest and raise awareness of Trek 20 I0 and effective pedagogy related to global citizenship
  • Creating targeted skill enhancement programming based on the GCEW
Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2009/2010
Year 3: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorYael Harlap
Year 3: Funded Amount30,759
Year 3: Summary

With TLEF support, we have a) built a network of UBC educators, b) provided skill enhancement opportunities, and c) increased interest in global citizenship within the teaching community. This year, we seek to continue meeting the above objectives by focusing activities in two areas: A) An interactive website for UBC community members to collaborate using concepts and tools from Road to Global Citizenship: An Educator's Toolbook ("the Toolbook") and new user-generated content. B) A Teaching for Global Citizenship (TGC) program to clusters of faculty members across several departments to: a) Enhance individuals' teaching capacity in meeting Trek 2010 goals of preparing students to be exceptional global citizens; b) foster discipline-based communities and shift in the way teaching and learning is discussed in departments; c) transform courses and/or curriculum in participating departments; d) provide opportunities for participating departments to develop a leadership role in fostering global citizenship at UBC.