What does the experience of international students mean for teaching?

UC Teaching Month is a series of workshops that allow staff the opportunity to further their professional development, by picking up a variety of skills and tips for use in the classroom.

The first workshop will be presented by keynote speaker, Associate Professor Shanton Chang.

Assistant Dean (International) from the University of Melbourne, Assoc. Professor Chang will be talking about how to incorporate cross-cultural teaching and communication in a diverse classroom, a topic of increasing importance here at UC.

As Vice-Chancellor | Tumu Whakarae Rod Carr explained during the last VC Staff Forum, cross-cultural teaching is consistent with both our changing student body, and our student attributes, to ensure our graduates have better global awareness and can better connect with diverse or multicultural communities and societies.

“It is the reality of the 21st century.”

Having presented at UC previously, Assoc. Professor Chang said staff interest and a genuine concern for understanding and learning across cultures left him inspired.

“I am looking forward to talking about and providing new perspectives on the experiences of international students, and what that means for teaching and learning.” Assoc. Professor Chang explained.

Find more on the keynote presentation here>

For a full list of Teaching Month events, check out the calendar here>