Our Work • International Projects and Presentations
In today’s world, a global context for education is imperative.Our international work provides opportunities to communicate and learn from others. We share our expertise worldwide and gain new insights. Through our international experience, we have an appreciation of cultural complexity and its impact on project results. Here are some recent projects:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Workshops
Facilitated by Dr. Martha E. Casazza, Visiting Professor, March 2015
Workshops focused on conducting qualitative research and strategies for effective teaching and learning with an emphasis on backward design: - Student Voices: Listening, Learning and Responding to Student Needs - Teaching and Learning Workshop Series for New Lecturers
Delivered faculty workshops and seminars on best practices in teaching and learning
Taught undergraduate and graduate students
Participated in an international conference on building cultural bridges
"It was amazing and an unforgettable three weeks of good experience for me. I got a lot of useful information about teaching and making scientific research work. Your suggestions and book helped me a lot. Your support makes me believe in myself. I am really happy that I had such an opportunity being helpful to you and being a friend of great teacher like you. Thank you so much!" - Aigerim Sary, Student at Suleyman Demeril University
Education Guru in Bay to Pass on Expertise February 2012 In her first year as a newly-qualified grade four teacher in the United States some 30 years ago, Dr Sharon Silverman had the difficult task of failing a boy. His was a learning difficulty rather than a behavioural problem - and Silverman was determined to find out everything she could about learning disabilities, ultimately becoming a leading expert and author of several books on teaching and learning strategies.
Story Corps Drs. Casazza and Silverman participated in a Story Corps interview where they discussed their experiences as Fulbright Senior Scholars. The interview is archived in the Library of Congress and used by the Fulbright Association to assist those interested in becoming Fulbright Scholars. Story Corps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind and is broadcast weekly on NPR's Weekly Edition.