Recently at the Teaching Center…

A World of Possibilities: Curriculum Elements and Opportunities from Around the Globe

Presenters (left to right): Joan Li, Cindy Bisson, Eduardo Lopez, Jim Al-Shamma, Andy Watts, and Robbie Pinter

As part of Belmont’s Diversity Week, the Teaching Center hosted a lunch discussion focusing on teaching and learning experiences and approaches from around the world. Attendees heard from Belmont faculty members who have extended beyond Western ideas and frameworks to enrich their students’ learning.  Presenters Joan Li (Asian Studies & Chinese Language) and Cindy Bisson (History) examined Belmont’s Asian Studies program both on campus and abroad, Jim Al-Shamma (Theatre) focused on his research interests in Iraqi theatre, Robbie Pinter (English) and Andy Watts (Religion) presented on their partnerships with Native American communities, and Eduardo Lopez (Management) discussed his background and experience in South America.