The co-directors of the Third Space Lab will present on the online launch and subsequent workshops at the international NAFSA conference on May 27th. While the conference was originally planned in person, the organization decided to move online to allow researcher-practitioners and the international education community to connect.
It goes without saying that the events of this year have made our initial research and presentation goals rather difficult to achieve. Rather, most of the research on fields dealing with intercultural studies and international education will likely be exercises in damage control, or rather focused on the issues stemming directly from this crisis such as displacement and international tension.
This poster introduces how the Third Space Lab had to adapt its research agenda, launch, and workshops, to the current crisis.
Our short abstract:
Duke Kunshan University develops pre-study abroad workshops rooted in the interventionist paradigm, based on transformative pedagogy, and intercultural development. This presentation introduces the curricular innovations and discusses how students build awareness and actionable strategies in situated intercultural encounters during study abroad.