Dr. Andrew Conteh, Political Science, and Dr. Bruce Roberts, Anthropology/Earth Science, represented MSUM at the Global Pedagogy Symposium at St. Cloud State University February 28 – March 1. The goal of this forum was to facilitate the exchange of ideas and insights into what works well in teaching about global issues. Sponsored by the Global Studies Program at St. Cloud State University and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), it involved faculty from across the MNSCU system – St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, St. Cloud Community and Technical College, Riverland Community College, and Central Lakes College – as well as Western Michigan University and Portland State University. Alberto Fierro Garza, Head of the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, also addressed the gathering.
Dr. Conteh’s presentation – Human Rights Education and International Human Rights Treaties – stressed the relevance and importance of extant international agreements on human rights for global education. Dr. Roberts’ presentation – Engaging Students through Short-term Study Tours – reflected on lessons learned from two decades of leading student tours to East Africa.
Questions about these presentations, the Global Pedagogy Symposium, or the International Studies Program at MSUM can be directed to either Dr. Conteh (477-4009, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Roberts (477-2043, robertsb@mnstate,edu).