This paper discusses the use of an international faculty development experience in the development of an Introduction to Black Psychology course. Faculty attended an 11-day seminar in South Africa to learn about the country’s history and transformation into a multiracial, multicultural society. The seminar included lectures and site visits designed to provide faculty with an intercultural experience that could be used to enhance curricula and increase students’ global understanding of social issues. A highlight of the training pertains to the parallel made between the historical similarities in the Black South African and Black American experience. Transformative learning forms the theoretical framework for assignment development, and specific teaching methods and pedagogical strategies offered may help students foster a greater global understanding of cultural, racial, and ethnic differences beyond the United States. We present lessons learned from this experience.
Lee, A. K., & Hall, N. M. (2015). Enriching Course Development: The Use of an International Faculty Development Experience. Pedagogy and the Human Sciences, 5 (1), 60-69. Retrieved from http://scholarworks.merrimack.edu/phs/vol5/iss1/3