Teaching Family Science as a Catalyst in Neighborhoods, Communities and Global Contexts

Concurrent Sessions 11

This session will be live streamed

Bahira S. Trask, Mark Hutter, Barbara Settles, Raeann R. Hamon and Amanda G. Strong, Jennifer Greiving, Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano; Discussant: Yan Xia; Chair: Bahira S. Trask

11:00 AM
12:15 PM
Grand Ballroom B
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  • 407-01 - Global Families, Global Consciousness and Global Curricula: Ecological, Applied Family Science Perspectives, University of Delaware
    By Bahira S. Trask
  • 407-02 - Teaching International Diversity of Families and the Building of Neighborhood Communities
    By Mark Hutter
  • 407-03 - Promoting Understanding of the Role of Law and Advocacy at the Local, State, National, and Global Levels in Creating Barriers for/or Supporting Diverse Families
    By Barbara Settles
  • 407-04 - Promoting Intergenerational Diversity Outside the College Classroom: The Elder Service Partner Program
    By Raeann R. Hamon and Amanda G. Strong
  • 407-05 - Connecting Your Neurons to Your Neighbors: Building Stronger Communities and Neighborhoods Through Service Learning and Experiential Education in the Family Science Classroom
    By Jennifer Greiving, Ruben P. Viramontez Anguiano

Discussant: Yan Xia
Chair: Bahira S. Trask


Family Science provides a distinct interdisciplinary perspective on social life: its focus on the family realm highlights the importance of understanding interconnections with neighborhoods, communities, and the global environment. The field is often very applied in nature and includes traditional classroom pedagogies intertwined with real life experiences. This symposium will address the significance of teaching family science from an ecological perspective and highlight the importance of macro and micro and local and global perspectives. Presenters will draw attention to successful pedagogical strategies and examples of applied projects that provide students with real world experiences in their local and global communities.


• review new innovative pedagogies that integrate global perspectives and cross-cultural research into core family science courses. • engage in a discussion about the benefits and challenges of globalizing the curriculum. • reproduce examples of hands on techniques and assignments that will incorporate information on global families, global policies and applied experiences into the classroom.

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