Research Methodologies for International Educators

Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Research Methodologies for International Educators

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Education, Research

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Open to individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree or are currently enrolled in a graduate-level program.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This graduate-level course develops previous studies on academic research methods to prepare instructors in the application of research to teaching undergraduate students in an international environment. Research methodologies will be regarded as an essential tool in the implementation of effective teaching in both multicultural classrooms and contexts where students need to establish an effective relationship local resources for the successful experience of an internationally-based study curriculum. The course will begin with an examination of how the instructional literacy of instructors can be enhanced through cross-cultural research approaches. Building on the topics introduced in the Strategies for Effective Teaching in International Education course for learning and student management, the research methodologies course focuses specifically on familiarization with local institutions and resource systems in the effort to create relevant connections between the cultural integration component of international education and the academic resources offered by a local community. Field learning visits to local institutions, discussions on how research methods can be applied to diverse categories of undergraduate courses, gaining leadership competency in guiding students through research abroad, and specific case students of how research contributes to the overall learning community of a campus will be addressed throughout the duration of the course.

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