I would like to invite you to attend the 2015 Global Learning Colloquium for the Health Professions. This event is a NAFSA Signature Program for faculty members, academic leaders, and international educators to explore global learning in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts.
Health educators will work with expert facilitators and in small groups to meet and discuss how to prepare the next generation of students in public health and global health. Participants will explore key questions such as:
1) What do all students preparing for the health professions need to know about the intersections between health and disease and the complex web of global connections?
2) How can faculty members and academic leaders design programs and courses that engage students in deep discipline-based learning while also helping them gain understanding in broad global contexts?
3) What do students and faculty members need to know while gaining experience in global learning through engagement with local and global communities?
Education for the health professions is deeply focused on questions of global learning. Public health and global health already engage students with important themes of interdependence, interconnection, systems thinking, problem-solving, and community engagement.
How can we make these overlapping commitments a more intentional and integrated part of health education—for graduate students and undergraduates? What lessons can we learn from parallel efforts to define global learning outcomes for all students? What kinds of assignments and experiences lead to the desired learning? What evidence do we have that our practices are effective?
Participants will work with expert facilitators and in small groups to:
1) Explore an important global challenge from multiple perspectives.
2) Map global learning activities and identify strategies for moving global 3) learning forward as an institutional priority.
4) Share models of curricula that are built around complex global problems.
You should attend:
If you are a dean, faculty member, senior international officer, or program director involved with education programming or curriculum development.
If you are interested in incorporating global learning into educational programs for health care providers.
What you will gain:
1) Insights and successful strategies for developing global learning opportunities.
2) Knowledge and examples of desired student outcomes for global learning.
3) Strategies to engage faculty and administration in global learning.
Link leads to: http://www.nafsa.org/Attend_Events/Annual_Conference/Educational_Offerings/Colloquia/Medical/NAFSA_Global_Learning_Colloquium_for_the_Health_Professions/