TLI Globalization Methods
|These method definitions were developed so that faculty can identify which method they are currently using in their courses, and to assist those wanting to globalize more, starting with the simplest, at Method 1. |
Description of Methods for Globalization of Courses
Method 1: Course contains a global element.
- Selecting a textbook that uses global names, examples and projects
- Converting values from British to metric system
- Analyzing an international website for information
- Using photos of various places around the world
- Referring to developments in your field that came from outside the USA
Method 2: Course contains one unit which is global
- Teaching a unit of international marketing in a marketing class
- Teaching a unit in Human Development contrasting with that development in another culture
- Teaching a unit on medical practices in other parts of the world in a nursing course
- Giving an assignment in statistics that requires students to gather and analyze data on the culture
Method 3: Global elements are integrated throughout course
- Contrasting the international orientation in every aspect of running a business—finance, marketing, law etc with how it is done in the US.
- Requiring students to consider an international viewpoint with various writing assignments from different units of a course in English, sociology, history, etc.
- Linking parts of a course with another course that has an international orientation
Method 4: The entire course has a global orientation
- Language courses
- Specific country culture courses
- World history, geography, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, oceanography, etc courses whose main focus is to compare and contrast regions and cultures of the world.
- English courses taught with all assignments geared to a specific culture outside the USA.
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