DC International (DCI) places significant emphasis on the importance of international community and stakeholder relationships. This philosophy is fully integrated through DCI’s focus on delivering programs that enable knowledge that is transferable and retainable through our applied teaching and learning practices. Using advanced adult learning techniques to encourage buy-in and knowledge transfer, DC has demonstrated success in developing contextualized training that is charged with the necessary energy to ensure transfer of skills to both our internal and external stakeholders. DC prioritizes the unique professional development opportunities that are made available through international partnerships and deeply values the mutual learning opportunities such partnerships present to both our faculty and staff development and the global engagement priorities that are an integral part of DC’s internationalization spirit.
FACULTY, SCHOOL OF MEDIA, ART AND DESIGN
“I have realized how important it is for students to travel, whether outside the GTA, Ontario or Canada. When they’re put in unfamiliar situations, they have to call on strengths they don’t know they have and they learn much more about themselves than they ever will in a classroom.”
CURRICULUM SPECIALIST, CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC AND FACULTY ENRICHMENT
“One of the most important things I have learned is the importance of building a strong working relationship. This coupled with sharing lots of examples, resources, and expertise brings about success and more importantly… a shared experience where we learn from one another.”
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPER/SESSIONAL INSTRUCTOR, CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC AND FACULTY ENRICHMENT/FACULTY OF EDUCATION
“I was very motivated by the passion that the participants from GTI had for their teaching and their strong dedication to the students”.
VICE PRESIDENT ACADEMIC
“You can make a positive impact in the lives of those living in countries not as affluent as Canada. We can learn from each other – not just about what we can teach our international partners but what they teach us as well.”