Active Teaching and Learning in Cross-National Perspective

Matthew Krain, The College of Wooster
Kent J. Kille, The College of Wooster
Jeffrey S. Lantis, The College of Wooster


Recent developments in globalization, education, and technology suggest exciting possibilities for cross‐national active teaching and learning in international studies. This paper reviews scholarship on the potential for systematic and intentional cross‐national pedagogical innovations in international studies. Three critical themes are identified and explored: culture and cross‐national education, collaboration across contexts, and the need for systematic assessment. Each plays an important role in facilitating effective active teaching and learning cross‐nationally. A broader examination of the opportunities and challenges of cross‐national education in international studies suggests guidelines for a systematic, collaborative cross‐national approach to an emerging active teaching and learning research agenda.