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[Episode 5-1.] Title: Internationalization, global learning, and Agenda 2030

Episode 5, Part 1. 

 

In this episode, Assistant Professor Melanie Miller Foster and Educational Developer Natalie Jellinek discuss teaching and learning in higher education in relation to internationalization, global learning, and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

 

In Part 1, common understandings and uses of the terms internationalization and global learning are discussed, followed by a discussion of what working this way can look like in different contexts. Natalie and Melanie discuss the GCUA (Global Challenges University Alliance) and how SLU and Penn State University are developing Ph.D. training that aims to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


Contributors 

Melanie Miller Foster: Assistant Professor of International Agriculture at the Office of International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University 

Natalie Jellinek: Internationalization advisor and Educational Developer, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 

Moderator: Alexandra D’Urso, Educational Developer, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 

Editor: Minha Park, Educational Developer, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 

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