Event Title

Teaching Cross-Cultural Digital Thinking in General Education: Borges and the Hypertext

Location

Hawkins Hall, Room 153D

Start Date

1-10-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

1-10-2016 3:45 PM

Description

This interactive presentation will discuss a General Education course on Latin American literature, part of a project that seeks to integrate digital technology across the curriculum. Cross-cultural literature can constitute a powerful platform for students to expand their understanding of a globalized digital society and to inspire computational thinking. The presentation will focus on how the short stories of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1896-1986) catalyzed digital thinking among diverse students.

Comments

Malia Spofford Xavier holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Hispanic Literature. She spent six years living and working at a federal university in Brazil, where her research combined literary studies with applied linguistics and language teacher education. At Keuka College, Dr. Spofford Xavier leads the Spanish and Intercultural Studies program. Her recent chapter “Critical Teacher Education in Brazil” was featured in the book Social Justice Education, Globalization, and Teacher Education (Information Age Press, 2015). Her current research explores the complexities of global citizenship, human rights, and intercultural “values” from the 16th-century transatlantic context to more recent configurations of globalization.

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Oct 1st, 2:45 PM Oct 1st, 3:45 PM

Teaching Cross-Cultural Digital Thinking in General Education: Borges and the Hypertext

Hawkins Hall, Room 153D

This interactive presentation will discuss a General Education course on Latin American literature, part of a project that seeks to integrate digital technology across the curriculum. Cross-cultural literature can constitute a powerful platform for students to expand their understanding of a globalized digital society and to inspire computational thinking. The presentation will focus on how the short stories of Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1896-1986) catalyzed digital thinking among diverse students.