Internationalization at Home (Phase II): Expanding and Assessing the Development of Global Citizenship Through Co-Curricular and Community Partnerships

TitleInternationalization at Home (Phase II): Expanding and Assessing the Development of Global Citizenship Through Co-Curricular and Community Partnerships
Faculty/College/UnitEducation
StatusCompleted
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2006
Completion03/31/2008
Funding Details
Year 1: Project TitleInternationalization at Home: Infusing Global Citizenship into Service Learning and Co-Curricular Partnerships
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2006/2007
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorWinnie Cheung
Year 1: Funded Amount35,510
Year 1: Summary
Objectives:
  1. To create a supportive and stimulating student-centred learning community that values the international/intercultural experience undertaken by UBC students and further develops this experience through the lens of global citizenship;
  2. To develop a roster of student speakers through student-centred training programs and guided reflections about their experience as sojourners in foreign countries and through facilitated dialogues between sojourners and nationals; and
  3. To build a model for "Internationalization at Home" through creative co-curricular partnerships in a participating professional degree program and through ongoing service learning opportunities involving students, staff, faculty, alumni and community leaders.
Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2007/2008
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorCharlene Morton
Year 2: Funded Amount29,135
Year 2: Summary

Building on the social justice platform that has informed both the elementary and secondary teacher-education degree programs, the Faculty of Education (FOE) has recommended the infusion of international and intercultural perspectives across its curriculum (Education's Global Journey within Teacher Education, 2006). The Internationalization At Home (IAH) Project seeks to expand and assess its community partnerships for enhancing global citizenship, helping to ensure that UBC students "are presented with global issues, concerns, and solutions as part of their ... professional studies" (Trek 2010). Accordingly, the 2007-2008 plan for the IAH Project is (a) to broaden the platform for interaction between teacher-education students and international student-speakers from the Global Student Speakers Bureau (GSSB), and to better utilize other UBC co-curricular opportunities for socializing students as global citizens; (b) to pilot a design and assessment tool for programs to infuse knowledge-exchange sessions about global citizenship across the curriculum; and (c) to continue the development of international student­speakers as well as appreciative audiences, on and off campus.