Global Perspectives of Work and Careers: A Critical Approach to Career Readiness in Second Language Classrooms
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Noon–1 p.m. (Central Time)
In U.S. higher education contexts, there are increasing appeals to employ global, international, and intercultural learning frameworks in the service of making students ‘career ready.’ This presentation examines key issues of equity and language teaching and learning generated by this situation, and outlines a critical, disciplinary-grounded approach to address them. The presentation includes examples of how this approach was applied to a multi-section intermediate Spanish as a Second Language course, proposes best practices, and highlights areas for continued work in the field.
Presenter: Sara Mack, Ph.D., is Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Spanish 1004 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is a former Faculty Fellow of the College of Liberal Arts Career Readiness Initiative and recent recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Career Readiness Teaching Award. Her research interests include equity and access in U.S. higher education, metacognitive regulatory processes in classroom-based learning, sociophonetics, and learning and memory.
This presentation is cosponsored by the CLA Career Readiness Initiative and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.