University of Iowa

In the news: Provost’s Global Forum explores international education

April 11th, 2019

Rachel Steil, The Daily Iowan

In the U.S., schools are structured so students move from classroom to classroom. Students see different teachers and classmates every hour. However, this is not the case worldwide.

In Singapore, students get into a track based on what they are studying. Students are in class all day with the same people.

This reflects the disparity in societal views between the two societies. The former emphasizes the individual, the latter emphasizes the group, said Gavin Fulmer, associate professor of science education and Provost’s Global Forum organizer.

Each year, the University of Iowa International Programs awards a collaborative group on campus that has presented a plan to examine a global issue, said Joan Kjaer, the International Programs director of communications and relations. The group then organizes the Provost’s Global Forum events.

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