Teaching Globalization in the Humanities: A New Approach

By:
Dr. Cathy Ayers,
Prof. Ewa Bacon,
Ms Marcia Nackers
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Three presenters from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, USA, will describe a new process whereby globalization is being embedded in the university curriculum with particular attention given to humanities courses. The hour workshop will begin with Dr Ewa Bacon, professor of History, presenting a meta-historical perspective on the concept of globalization that serves as a general rationale for the new approach at Lewis University. Ms Marcia Nackers, Director of Government, Corporate, and International Relations, will follow with a description of the particular program with attention to its formulation and function. Dr Cathy Ayers, professor of Communications, will conclude with examples of the program's impact on curriculum in humanities courses. These presentations will take 35-40 minutes, leaving 20-25 minutes for questions and discussion. Materials will be made available to attendees.


Keywords: Globalization, Curriculum, Teaching
Stream: Globalisation
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
Paper: Teaching Globalization in the Humanities: A New Approach, Creating a Deep Context for Global Education: Eine Neue Weltanschauung


Dr. Cathy Ayers

Professor of Communications, College of Arts and Sciences, Lewis University
USA


Prof. Ewa Bacon

Department of History, Lewis University
USA

Dr Ewa Bacon has a BA in Psychology from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. Her research interests are in economic history and her primary teaching interest is in global history. She has lived and worked in Europe, as well as China, and is currently professor and chair of history at Lewis University.

Ms Marcia Nackers

Department of History, Lewis University
USA

Marcia Nackers, Director of Government, Corporate, and International Relations at Lewis University, has an Master of Science in Education degree from University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. She is a specialist in international education and is currently a member of the Globalization Task Force at Lewis University, which seeks to increase global content in curricular and co-curricular initiatives. She is part of the initial planning team to bring foreign language instruction into the curriculum.

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