The Festival of Learning 2016 has ended, it took place June 6–9, 2016. This post-secondary education event hosted more than 400 delegates, offering a variety of session formats, learning experiences, unique spaces, as well as social and networking events. Don’t miss the next Festival of Learning 2018 happening May 28-30, 2018.

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Monday, June 6 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
International Students - Meeting the Challenge (4:00 - 4:50) LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Open Session Limited to 50 Participants (First-Come, First-In). This session is held in a large ballroom with two sessions happening at the same time but at opposite ends of the room.

As post-secondary institutions accept greater numbers of international students, instructors are faced with myriad concomitant challenges. Now Mary-Anne Neal shares strategies for engaging international learners and maximizing their contribution to the classroom and online learning environments. In Canada, Mary-Anne has taught undergraduate learners from 17 countries; in China, she has taught courses for the B.A. in Tourism and the M.A. in Educational Leadership. Her approach incorporates core components of RRU's Learning and Teaching Model, with a focus on collaborative, experiential and authentic learning.  Participants will leave with practical strategies for student engagement that can be applied for online and face-to-face teaching.

Mary-Anne Neal, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University 

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Mary-Anne Neal

Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University
I work to improve educational outcomes for indigenous learners who live in remote northern communities.My specialization is experiential learning and I want to learn more about incorporating activities into online instruction.

Monday June 6, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
Grand Villa 3 Ballroom (Second Floor)