Abstract

Often teachers and learners in an international learning environment have unexplored opportunities to build belonging with students.  In the absence of belonging, students can underachieve in their learning setting. In this session, through theories of belonging and practitioner experience, you will focus on how you can positively impact belonging in your classroom through conversation.

 

Bio

Moira Anne McDonald

Drawing from 15 years experience with undergraduate students in a multicultural classroom, Moira is Program lead for a multicultural tourism and hospitality degree program at Royal Roads University. Moira has addressed belonging in innovative ways in her classroom through conversation and discovery. Moira holds an MA in Tourism Management.