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William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning - Global Learning: Educating for a Global Community


Gail Williamson


Lori Klosterman


Monday, October 31, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT


Campus Center 450

Darla K. Deardorff, executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 William M. Plater Institute on the Future of Learning on October 31st.  She will speak on the institute’s theme, “Global Learning:  Educating for a Global Community."  Dr. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), based at Duke University.  With nearly 20 years of experience in the field of intercultural education, she teaches courses in international education and intercultural communication.  In addition, she is a research scholar in the Program in Education at Duke University and has held national leadership positions with NAFSA and with Forum on Education Abroad.  Editor of the Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), she has published widely on international education and cross-cultural issues.  She is also lead editor of the Sage Handbook of International Higher Education, (Sage, 2012) along with co-editors Hans de Wit, John Heyl and Tony Adams.  Other recent books include Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012) and Demystifying Outcome Assessment for International Educators (Stylus 2015). 

Along with the keynote address, the Institute will feature sessions on international vision statements, technology and global learning, and course-level internationalization.  During the lunch hour, tabletop conversations will center around a variety of topics related to global learning: service learning, study abroad, intercultural engagement, interprofessional practice, and cross-school partnerships, to name a few.

We look forward to vibrant discussions surrounding global learning, a timely and relevant educational matter for all disciplines, and hope you can attend.  Registration is required.

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