International Collaborative Teaching – Migration and Settlement

TitleInternational Collaborative Teaching – Migration and Settlement
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusCompleted
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2003
Completion03/31/2004
Project Summary

The project is designed to develop a single course that will be taught at three universities, situated in different countries, simultaneously (at UBC, the University of New South Wales and the National University of Singapore). The subject of the course (3rd year geography at UBC) will be international migration and settlement and the three countries will be used as case studies. Lectures for the course will be presented separately at each institution but videotapes of key lectures will be shared between institutions so that students will be able to hear, for example, a lecture on Canadian immigration regulations and settlement trajectories delivered by a Canadian. The assignments for the course will involve asynchronous exchanges between students at the three institutions and will require students to explain their country’s immigration system to each other, and compare how these have been defined in the three countries. The interchanges between students will be submitted for grading, and will be judged by their quality of expression, information content, and analytical insight.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2003/2004
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDaniel Hiebert
Year 1: Funded Amount12,000