#EALWeek Pictures

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GV Victoria hosted this regional event for the Vancouver Island Region on Nov 23, 2018. Professor Brian Leacock spoke about Emotional Intelligence, Academic Success, and Cultural Diversity.

Fraser Valley Region had a Meet & Greet with indigenous speaker Loraleigh Epp. Loraleigh is the Library Technician at the Abbotsford Ray and Millie Silver Community Aboriginal Library, and she will speak about the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view in the classroom.

If you have more pictures from your region event that you would like to share, please contact socialmedia@bcteal.org

 

Upcoming Plenary for Interior Conference – October 27, 2018

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Developing Intercultural Capacity: What are Students Learning in Class? 

The demographics of our classrooms and campuses are rapidly changing. In the last decade, there has been a 119% increase in international student enrolment nationally. For 84% of institutions surveyed, “preparing internationally and interculturally competent students” is a top reason for internationalization efforts (UNIVCAN, 2014); yet, there does not appear to be much formal assessment or evidence of such outcomes beyond assumptions that structural diversity will simply result in intercultural learning. Kyra will share research findings from a BC study that explored students’ intercultural development and their perceptions of pedagogy and curriculum as influencers of their inter-cultural learning (Garson, 2017). The results demonstrate that merely inviting cultural diversity to our campuses may not result in substantive intercultural learning without intentional pedagogical and curricular considerations. Based on her research, Kyra will share strategies for planning and facilitating multi-cultural group work in ways that prepare students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to work effectively and reflectively with culturally diverse peers (Reid & Garson, 2016).

Dr Garson

Dr. Kyra Garson is a member of the Faculty of Student Development at Thompson Rivers University. She is also an inter-cultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered professional development programs to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally. Her research interests include intercultural and global learning in higher education; her study “Are We Graduating Global Citizens?” received the Canadian Association for the Study of Higher Education’s dissertation of the year award in 2014. In 2011 she received the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s Internationalization Award for her work supporting faculty in interculturalizing the curriculum and in 2017 was awarded the British Columbia Council for International Education’s Distinguished Leadership Award. 

Haven’t registered yet? You still can! Click here: https://www.bcteal.org/bcteal_event/2018-interior-conference-at-okanagan-college/

BC TEAL Webinars – Applying an Indigenous Approach to Language and Intercultural Learning

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Two wonderful co-presenters: Taslim Damji and Mish Elle

Michelle Paquette-Smith was born and raised on the West Coast. She lives, works and is raising her children on the unceeded and traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. Michelle is Cree and French from her father’s family and of mixed English/ Irish and Scottish ancestry from her mother’s family. Currently, Michelle works and volunteers on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side supporting other women and mothers. She is enrolled at Langara College and is a student of the Aboriginal Studies department

Thanks to Aaron Nelson-Moody for being a part of this project.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RLHTRNY

Applying an Indigenous Approach to Language and Intercultural Learning BC TEAL Webinar Series