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International Training Program in Pedagogy

Project Overview

SIUE has formed a partnership and exchange of scholars with Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China. NWNU proposed to send 4 faculty members from its institution to the SIUE School of Education during fall 2012. Goals for NWNU included:
  • Expose Chinese faculty to American style pedagogic practices,
  • Expand faculty awareness of how English is utilized in the American university classroom (e.g., discussion, questioning, etc.),
  • Prepare faculty for teaching their respective disciplines in English,
  • Enhance exposure to spoken English by providing an immersion context for faculty.

Goals for SIUE included:
  • Introduce faculty and students to university faculty from China,
  • Identify possible avenues of international collaboration with NWNU,
  • Provide opportunities for personal interaction between SIUE and NWNU faculty and students through SIUE International Student Admissions. These opportunities will facilitate cultural understanding, and curricular and research collaboration,
  • Develop a successful pilot for exposing international faculty members to U.S. pedagogy that could be replicated.