DIS Educators Workshop Brings Together 25 Staff and Faculty in Minnesota

The DIS North American office in Minnesota recently hosted the DIS Educators Workshop (DEW) for 25 staff and faculty members from DIS Stockholm and DIS Copenhagen.

Faculty and staff had the opportunity to attend seminars that focused on teaching styles, ways of learning, and hot topics in higher education in the U.S.

Attendees visited a handful of U.S. college campuses, where they met with the institutions’ staff for workshops and panel discussions and had the opportunity to sit in on classes. Additionally, participants saw how students live on campus — where they eat, sleep, study, and attend classes — bringing to life the striking differences between U.S. and European universities. The group also learned more about the current discussions occurring on campuses at this time, surrounding race, gender, religion, and politics.

Associate Director of North American Operations, Julia Wheeler Ludden, says the DEW is an “intense learning experience that gives participants a better understanding of where DIS students are coming from and what their realities are at home.” She also noted that spending a week talking about teaching and learning with fellow faculty and staff is “a rare, rewarding, and FUN opportunity for all involved,” as well as “a big investment with great reward.”

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