GlobalEd Labs are new virtual spaces for collaborative design and problem solving in global and international education. Our Labs bring together faculty leaders, experts, community members, researchers, and practitioners in a human-centered design format to tackle approaches to experiential learning, diversity, inclusion, community engagement, and research. We also offer individual and institutional/organizational consultation as part of the lab experience. GlobalEd Labs connect people and ideas together in a four stage process: Inquiry, Intercultural Design, Framing/Stakeholder Engagement, and Implementation.
I participated in the GlobalEd Lab: Reimagining Intercultural Pedagogies last fall and found it hugely beneficial to my own professional development and very impactful to my work. As a seasoned international educator, I sought out the program to refresh my own intercultural learnings and to update the curriculum of a program that my center runs. It was exactly what I was looking for. The sessions and discussions in the Lab were interactive and thought-provoking. I came away with new insights, intercultural concepts, and specific activities that I have since integrated into our program. Some of the concepts we explored in the Lab that were especially helpful to my work were: The Intercultural Praxis Model, UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and Story Circles. Perhaps the most impactful piece of the experience was the consultation the GlobalEd Lab provided on the creation of an assessment tool that we have since used to evaluate our program and to apply for funding. I strongly recommend participating in the GlobalEd Lab.
Gillissen (Gigi) Green
Academic & Cultural Engagement Specialist
Global Education Center/Office of International Students & Scholars
University of New Hampshire