Debbie to speak at Global Education Conference on Nov 15th

Debbie will be speaking on November 15 at the free week-long online Global Education Conference. The topic is:

Teaching an Academic Research Process to Global Nomads

Candace Aiani, Library Services Coordinator & Upper School Librarian, Taipei American School and Debbie Abilock, author, consultant

November 15 – 5-6pm (PST), 9-10am (Taipai)

Language: English

Target Audience: Teachers, librarians

“Global Nomads” are students who live in a culture that is different from that (or those) of their parents. In order to teach them to do academic research, we must take into account the values, beliefs, norms and backgrounds of multiple cultures while developing their understanding of an information literacy process that is based on “Western” norms. We’ll share insights and strategies from our own experience, as we tackle questions like:

  • How do we teach an academic research process to third-culture students from primarily non-Western cultures?
  • How do students with collectivist beliefs learn concepts like voice, point of view, argument and persuasion?
  • How do we help students from cultures where filial piety is valued to appreciate the benefit and importance of attribution and citation – and recognize the seriousness of plagiarism?
  • What cultural competencies do teachers and librarians need to develop in order to teach the research process to third-culture students?

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Twitter hashtag for the conference will be #globaled12

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