• 7 December 2016

    Innovative Online and EFL Education Examples from China and Colombia

    12:00-1:30 p.m., 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

    Please join us for our next IISE Symposium Lecture Innovative Online and EFL Education Examples from China and Colombia on 7 December 2016. Three presentations will be given by IISE Visiting Scholars.

    • “Designing MOOCs in a Chinese Social Network Environment” by IISE Visiting Scholar, Dr. Xiufang Ma
    • “A Reverse Mentoring Program in Elementary Levels during the Practicum in Monteria, Colombia” by IISE Visiting Scholar, Luis Mario Viaña Patrón
    • “A Study on Cultivating Pragmatic Competence of Chinese EFL Learners” by IISE Visiting Scholar, Xiaoyan Xu

    Xiufang Ma is an Associate Professor of South China Normal University and has teaching experiences and research experiences in the areas of educational technology research methods, MOOCs, blended learning, online course, personal learning environment, flipped classroom, and electronic training course. She has written some papers on MOOCs, personal learning environment and interaction analysis between teachers and students, and has led two teams of graduate researchers from the South China Normal University (China) on similar research studies.

    Luis Mario Viaña Patrón is a short-term visiting scholar at the University of PittsburghInstitute for International Studies in Education (IISE). He is an undergraduate student from theEnglish Language Teaching program at the Universidad de Cordoba in Colombia. Over the past two years, he has been working on research in the area of professional development, mainly in the field of reverse mentoring in education. He’s currently working on a reverse mentoring program with Professor Richard Donato.

    Xiaoyan Xu got her master’s degree in English Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in 2003 and has been an English teacher for more than ten years at the School of International Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University. She has worked in the field of English pragmatic competence development of Chinese EFL learners. In addition, several papers have been published on language learning in peer-reviewed journals. Ms. Xu’s study in the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) at the University of Pittsburgh is to work under the guidance of Dr. Feifei Ye to develop a method to assess Chinese EFL learners’ pragmatic competence.

    This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and Global Studies Center.

    For more information, please contact Weiyan Xiong at wex24@pitt.edu or 412-313-1128.

  • 9 November 2016

    International Perspectives on Diversity: Gender and Mobility in Higher Education

    12:00-1:30 p.m., 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260

    Please join us for our next IISE Symposium Lecture International Perspectives on Diversity: Gender and Mobility in Higher Education on 9 November 2016. Two presentations on this topic will be given as below.

    • “Pilot Initiative of Goals and Growth Coaching to Empower Women” by IISE visiting scholar, Ms. Le Thi Binh
    • “A Panthers Approach to Diversity, Wellbeing, and Mobility in Germany” by School of Education master’s students, Ms. Sadie Alex and Ms. Mindy Roganti.

    Le Thi Binh is Community Solutions Program Fellow and a visiting scholar at the University of Pittsburgh IISE. She holds a master’s degree in Development Studies from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has also worked extensively with many different organizations, including the Asian Development Bank, Vietnam Skills for Employment Project funded by the Canadian Government, and Open Resources Workshop funded by UNESCO Vietnam. She was also hired to carry out final evaluation for the project of helping trafficked women victims in Vietnam while being affiliated with some International colleagues to conduct the research on Gender issues, Sex Ration Imbalance at Birth – causes, policies and practices in Vietnam.

    Sadie Alex and Mindy Roganti are M.Ed. students of the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education program at the School of Education. For Sadie’s undergraduate work, she studied at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, getting her degree in Middle Level Math Education. Mindy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology. This study abroad experience was their first time to Germany, and it was an eye-opening experience for both of them.

    This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies, Asian Studies Center, European Studies CenterGlobal Studies Center, and Pitt Study Abroad.

    For more information, please contact Weiyan Xiong at wex24@pitt.edu or 412-313-1128.

  • 12-13 October 2016

    Year of Diversity Religion and Ethics in Higher Education Symposium

    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 5714 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
  • 5 October 2016

    Year of Diversity Finnish Education Symposium

    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
  • 21 September 2016

    Year of Diversity Indigenous Education Symposium

    12:00-1:30 p.m, 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
  • 13 April 2016

    IISE-CEAC Closing Reception & IISE Annual Awards Ceremony

    12:00-1:30 p.m., 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
  • 17 February 2016

    Economic Perspectives on the US Higher Education

    12:00-1:30 p.m., 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
  • 20 January 2016

    Two Issues of Chinese and the US Higher Education: Indigenous Informal Education and Higher Education Accreditation

    12:00-1:30 p.m., 5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260