Setting the Course: Inclusive Pedagogy on Semester at Sea
Robert Kling,Maite Correa,Lisa Daunhauer,Andrea Duffy,Jose Luis Suarez-Garcia
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
This panel presentation features five returned CSU-based Semester at Sea (SAS) faculty members – four Global Teaching Scholars and an Academic Dean – who will discuss the challenges and successes of their voyage experiences with respect to inclusive community, and their approaches to inclusive pedagogy. Time will be provided for discussion and Q&A.
The SAS floating campus represents a microcosm of a traditional campus with respect to diversity, privilege, marginalization, and the value of inclusive excellence. Within that context, the staff and faculty – known as “staculty” in a visible application of inclusive language – deliver a unique program of comparative international education aimed at helping create the next generation of effective global leaders. SAS offers a curriculum of about 70 courses as well as comprehensive student life programming, and an itinerary that includes some 50 days of in-country intercultural experience.
The shipboard living-learning community offers all voyagers a high potential for social justice awareness and personal transformation, as well as for anxiety, misunderstandings, and culture clash that can be amplified in a relatively closed and close-knit social environment. As such, the SAS experience presents a focused opportunity for educators to teach, live, and learn inclusiveness, and bring new understandings and practices back to the CSU campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal is to share inclusive pedagogy/community experiences from Semester at Sea with faculty members, student life professionals, and others interested in inclusive community.