Forum on International Mindedness at Villanova University

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
St. Augustine Center, Villanova University 800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
United States

In today’s age of global interdependence, perhaps no other set of knowledge, skills, and dispositions is as vital as those associated with international mindedness. Preparing our young people for global engagement has become an increasingly important task for US educators at all stages of the educational spectrum.

But, what exactly is “international mindedness” and what role can schools and universities play in fostering it?

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Department of Education and Counseling at Villanova University will host a special event exploring this question. We seek to build our collective knowledge about how best to define and develop international mindedness and global competencies in the context of secondary schools and colleges.

This event will be held from 5 to 7 pm in Room 300 of the St. Augustine Center on Villanova’s campus as part of the Department’s “Education and Counseling Week,” a week of special programming designed to highlight the essential work of teachers and counselors in society.

This event will consist of two panels (one comprised of educators; the other comprised of students) and a keynote address by Phil Evans, an international educator from Australia who currently serves as a Regional Development Specialist with The International Baccalaureate Program in the Washington, DC Metro area.

This event is free and open to the public. We especially invite regional students, teachers, counselors, and school district administrators, particularly principals and directors of curriculum, to join this important discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

For planning purposes, please RSVP to Rand Herz ([email protected]) and let us know if you plan to attend and how many people might accompany you. Students are welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and engaging with this very important topic.

Event Type: 
Cultural Exchange
Education Reform