A Practical Guide to Developing Powerful International Service-Learning Programs

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Event Date/Time: Apr 13, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 13, 2010
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A Practical Guide to Developing Powerful International Service-Learning Programs April 13th - 1:00-2:30pm EDT online webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www.innovativeeducators.org etention_p/799.htm NOTE: Payment is not required prior to event (choose check by mail or purchase order as payment method). The recording is included in the registration fee and is accessible for one full year following the live event. WEBINAR OVERVIEW International service-learning, when it is done well, can connect the best of study abroad with the best of volunteerism to create a powerful experience for students and an activity that leaves something useful behind in the host-country. Knowing which models are appropriate for your institution and for particular disciplines is necessary in order to develop and implement successful programs. This webinar will develop a rationale for international service-learning and present some possible models for implementation. The presenter will also identify the common obstacles and ethical issues that are related to international service-learning, as well as how to address them. OBJECTIVES * Reasons for initiating international service-learning in your institution. * Models for international service-learning that are appropriate to their institutions and to particular disciplines. * How to seize opportunities and overcoming obstacles to implementation. * How to address the ethical issues that international service-learning raises. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? * Study abroad advisers * Service-learning specialists * Faculty members * Deans of instruction WHO IS THE SPEAKER? Humphrey Tonkin has at various times chaired the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (which is responsible for the senior Fulbright program), the Canadian Fulbright Commission, the American Forum for Global Education, and the International Partnership for Service-Learning. He also served the Partnership as vice-president for evaluation and research. He has published extensively on international education and on languages and is editor of the journal Language Problems and Language Planning, and the book series Studies in World Language Problems. The World in the Curriculum, written with his wife Jane Edwards, is a guide to internationalizing the college curriculum. A native of Britain, with degrees from Cambridge and Harvard, he began his career as a teacher of English, rising to the rank of full professor at the University of Pennsylvania and publishing two books on the poetry of Edmund Spenser as well as numerous scholarly articles on English literature. He has also served as visiting professor at Columbia University and has lectured at universities across the world. His career as a university administrator includes five years as president of SUNY Potsdam and ten years as president of the University of Hartford, where he is now University Professor of the Humanities. He has conducted research at Oxford University on a Guggenheim Fellowship, and at Yale University as a Visiting Fellow at the Whitney Humanities Center. Recent publications include two edited volumes, Language in the 21st Century and Service-Learning Across Cultures. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org