An online teaching and learning context may be challenging to many students at Queen’s, particularly to the ones who come from diverse cultural, educational, and linguistic backgrounds. In this workshop, participants will work together to explore the unique challenges faced by international students in an online course and identify teaching strategies that help the students overcome the anticipated challenges.
Queen’s University is becoming more culturally diverse with the continuous internationalization of student population on campus. As culture and education are intrinsically intertwined, responding to a culturally diverse student population requires educators to become cognizant of the different approaches to knowledge students bring to class together with their unique learning challenges. This workshop series is designed to help educators explore teaching strategies that effectively respond to students’ cultural references in both face-to-face and online settings. In the workshops, participants will reflect on own teaching experience and work together to identify strategies they would like to incorporate to enhance an inclusive and supportive learning environment for all students.