Business and International Programs Encourage School Teachers to Internationalize their Curricula

Thursday, June 09, 2011

SC State University’s Business Program and the Office of International and National Student Exchange Programs (OINSEP) are sponsoring a one-day workshop for high school teachers interested in internationalizing their curricula.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 in Belcher Hall room 206 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The theme of the workshop is “Supporting a Global Perspective in Secondary and Tertiary Education.”


The workshop aims to bring together secondary school teachers with higher education faculty in order to share ideas and to develop mutual strategies for meeting the challenges of providing a global perspective to their respective students.  Workshop participants will share ideas and best practices for teaching and learning about international issues and raising the global consciousness of students at the high school and university level.


As part of a recent initiative to prepare SC State’s business students for the global marketplace, the Business Program has engaged in a number of curriculum and outreach activities.  Many of these activities have been sponsored by a Business and International Education (BIE) grant obtained from the U.S. Department of Education in 2008.  Dr. David Jamison, director of the BIE Program, says, “this workshop draws on the research and lessons garnered from the BIE grant.”


OINSEP is a new unit at SC State University carrying out the mission of internationalizing the campus community. “Its slate of initiatives constitutes exciting suggestions that secondary school teachers can use or adapt,” adds Dr. Learie Luke, interim director of OINSEP.


For more information on the workshop, contact Dr. David Jamison at 803-536-8443 or at djamison@scsu.edu. You may also contact Dr. Learie Luke at (803) 533-3615 or via e-mail at lluke@scsu.edu.