Your Name and Title: Khendum Gyabak, PhD Student
School or Organization Name: Indiana University Bloomington
Co-Presenter Name(s): Dr. Curtis J. Bonk & Ms. Najia Sabir
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): K-12 Teachers, Design Researchers
Short Session Description (one line): Design Thinking among K-12 Teachers in Global Education Programs
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Cyberspace is changing the way the “flattened” world is interchanging information (Friedman, 2005). The Internet has the potential of linking not only two, but an indefinite number of collaborators strewed over varying geographic locations. The purpose of this research studies is to investigate how K-12 teachers are leveraging instructional technology to create global classrooms via transformative learning approaches. By understanding the design processes of K-12 teachers in establishing a global education classroom, this study seeks to understand how teachers from around the globe, play as agents in designing curriculum that fosters 21st century learning skills and develop more globally aware citizens.