History of Italian food to be discussed, video conferencing available

February 12, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Penn State Education Abroad and the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence will present "Anchoring Learning in Local Contexts When Teaching Abroad: A Dialogue With Peter Fischer," a brown bag lunch discussion from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in 7 Sparks Building, University Park.

Peter Fischer is a lecturer at Penn State's academic consortium in Florence, Italy, the Institute at Palazzo Rucellai. Peter will discuss his course on the history of Italian food and the strategies he uses to engage his American students with the local environment by encouraging them to explore the cultural, social, and historical role of food and eating in Italy. This brown bag is one part of a broader "Teaching for Global Citizenship" initiative designed to build capacity among Penn State faculty for excellence in education abroad.

Please bring along your strategies for engaging students in local contexts. Campuses participating by video conference are Altoona, DuBois and Mont Alto. Log on to http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/Register/ to register.

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