The associate professor of English and coordinator of the university's African & African-American Studies program led participants in a session titled "Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students."
Prudence Layne, an associate professor of English and coordinator of the university’s African & African-American Studies program, led participants at WISE (Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement) in a session titled “Whose Intercultural Learning? Study Abroad, Research and Scholarship: Creating Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students.”
The conference was hosted Feb. 6-7, 2014, by Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.
In the interactive, 75-minute session, participants tackled the almost-taboo notion that international educators can and should derive professional and personal outcomes from their work leading students arboad, including research and publication opportunities. In a series of group and individual exercises, participants discussed and explored how to maximize the benefits of their work in study abroad.
All the participants rated the session as excellent. Among their comments, some noted that the session was “thought-provoking,” “extremely useful” and “engaging.”
This is the second consecutive year Layne has led a workshop for WISE. Her previous workshop, “How to Enter Culture to Gain Intervultural Competency,” was also highly praised and rated by the more than 50 participants who attended.
Layne has led various international education workshops on topics related to diversity, marketing and service-learning in study abroad to educators and staff across the globe. For more information about the WISE conference, visit http://global.wfu.edu/wise/.
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