For three weeks in February and March, Kevin Oh, Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction at the University of San Francisco, visited the School for Education at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts NorthWestern Switzerland as a Fulbright Specialist. The goal of his time at the FHNW was to give lectures to future primary school teachers about the importance of culturally responsive teaching. With the growing internationalization and diversification in religious backgrounds among primary school students, this is an important, but until now fairly neglected, theme. Another important part of Kevin Oh’s program was to develop and implement online teaching tools and assistive technology. Depending on the subject taught, online teaching has specific requirements to make it worthwhile.
If you would like to read more about Kevin Oh’s time at the FNHW, we invite you to read the following interview: https://www.fhnw.ch/de/die-fhnw/hochschulen/ph/medien-und-oeffentlichkeit/news/aktuelle-nachrichten/auf-kultureller-vielfalt-aufbauen-1
The Fulbright Specialist Program allows Swiss nonprofit institutes and organizations to invite U.S. academics and professionals for a period of 2 to 6 weeks in order to apply their knowledge and expertise to a diverse array of activities like delivering a seminar or workshop, developing academic or training curricula and materials, lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level and conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution. In general, host institutions should be prepared to provide the Specialist with lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, either through monetary or in-kind contributions, throughout their full stay in country. The Fulbright program will cover the round trip intercontinental flights and a daily honorarium. For more information: https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/the-fulbright-specialist-program.