The Forum on Education Abroad Announces the 2021 Recipient of Its Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design


CARLISLE, Penn., Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of International Education Week, The Forum on Education Abroad is happy to announce the 2021 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: “Negotiating Peace: From Conflict to Coexistence,” a course developed by Kate Kunzman and Dr. Emira Ibrahimpasic of the University of NebraskaLincoln.

Kunzman, the college’s Education Abroad Coordinator, and Dr. Ibrahimpasic, a cultural anthropologist, Assistant Professor of Practice, and Assistant Director of Global Studies, drew on their experiences growing faculty-led packages and assets and finest practices from The Forum, NAFSA, and SIT to create a digital summer time course designed to maintain college students linked with the world whereas journey was paused attributable to COVID-19. The session started by grounding college students in an understanding of colonialism, native lands, and historic conflicts in the United States earlier than transferring on to understanding modern-day conflicts in Syria and Ireland by visitor lectures from people with real-world expertise in battle negotiation and people affected by the conflicts studied.

Uttiyo Raychaudhuri, Vice Provost for Internationalization at the University of Denver and Awards Selection Committee Chair defined that it was troublesome to decide on only one winner this yr. “To me, they’re all winners as a result of they pushed ahead with high-quality, partaking, revolutionary coursework by a troublesome interval for our area,” he stated. “That is inspiring.”

The Forum’s Award for Excellence in Curriculum Design honors instructors who develop and implement revolutionary and efficient schooling overseas curricula. It is the schooling overseas area’s solely award introduced to a person or group of people for excellence in the design of an schooling overseas course. By recognizing the excellent efforts of instructors who’re dedicated to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, The Forum hopes to encourage the area to attempt for enrichment of schooling overseas curricula, and to repeatedly replicate on the right way to finest encourage pupil studying overseas.

The award shall be introduced to Kunzman and Dr. Ibrahimpasic throughout The Forum’s 18th Annual Conference, “Globally Interconnected: New Opportunities and the Challenge of Change”, which can happen on March 21-25, 2022 in Chicago and on-line.

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About The Forum on Education Abroad

The Forum on Education Abroad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, membership affiliation acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the area of schooling overseas. The Forum offers coaching and assets to schooling overseas professionals and its Standards of Good Practice are acknowledged as the definitive means by which the high quality of schooling overseas packages could also be judged. The Forum’s mission is to domesticate educators who champion prime quality schooling overseas experiences that ignite curiosity, affect lives, and contribute to a greater world.

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