New Literacies & Global Learning (NLGL) Program Showcase

Thursday May 2, 2013 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Wachovia Innovation Hall

The New Literacies & Global Learning (NLGL) graduate concentration in the NC State College of Education is is aimed at increasing teachers’ capacity for teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world. New literacies enable learners to broaden their modes of making and representing “meaning.” New literacies—from text messaging to social networking to participating in virtual worlds—are multiple, dynamic, and always changing. Likewise, global learning is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Since we have the capacity to communicate and work globally, the demand for global knowledge and understandings is steadily increasing.

As part of the design studio approach to graduate education, all students will be involved in project-based inquiry in which they will illustrate content and pedagogical expertise, global understandings, and new literacies and participatory media applications. The multi-year inquiry project will be conducted over the duration of the degree program and will yield a creative synthesis that is presented at the end of the program at the design studio showcase. The design studio experience requires authentic intellectual work that emphasizes real-world connections on the part of the student. Through their inquiry projects, students must demonstrate that they can go beyond reproduction of information to the construction and creative synthesis of knowledge as well as connect their work to a global audience. Specifically, students will exhibit 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, collaboration, contextual learning, global awareness, and information and media literacy skills. During the final semester of their program, students will participate in a Design Studio Showcase, in which they will share their work with colleagues who will offer a variety of critiques based on agreed-upon criteria.

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