A New Collaboration Launches the Global Futures Curriculum Studio

A New Collaboration Launches the Global Futures Curriculum Studio

January 23, 2015 News 0

The Global Futures Curriculum Studio will launch during the spring 2015 semester as a context for faculty to design and adapt courses, modules and co-curricular activities that address key global issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives.

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The Studio is a collaboration between the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative and Global Futures, a new university-wide initiative to develop the model of an engaged global university through concerted teaching, research and outreach activities. President John J. DeGioia describes the Global Futures project more fully in his recent message to the Georgetown community.

Through seminars, workshops, and other forms of support, the Studio will invite faculty to draw on and develop tools generated during the first phase of Designing the Future(s), including flexible curriculum models, learning technologies, and design thinking. In engaging with global issues and themes across disciplines, studio projects will evaluate how course content, classroom interaction, faculty-mentored research, and co-curricular activities shape student knowledge, skills and ethical and cultural perspectives.

Over the coming four semesters, the Studio will focus on four global issues (development, governance, security, and the environment) through the prism of four key cross-cutting themes (religion and ethics; migration and cities; gender and diversity; and health and family).

If you are interested in learning more about the Global Futures Curriculum studio, please contact Randall Bass, Vice Provost for Education, at redhouse@georgetown.edu and visit the Global Futures Curriculum Studio webpage for updated information in the coming weeks.

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