This is the handout for the webinar presentation for the Student Session at KIS. It includes a list of resources mentioned in the presentation, the slide deck and additional resources.
- Identity & mobility
How does going to an international school affect your sense of identity? How does moving schools or countries affect your sense of identity?
- Internalized racism
What is internalized racism? In what way does it affect the way you see yourself? The way you see others?
- Hidden curriculum
What is the hidden curriculum? How does it show up in international schools?
- Intergenerational cultural gaps
How does your international schooling affect your relationship with your parent(s)’ language and culture? Is your child(ren)’s experience of international education or mobility different from your parents’ experiences?
The slide deck from the workshop will be available here after the workshop in PDF format.
Danau Tanu, Ph.D., anthropologist & author of Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School
Isabelle Min, coach & facilitator
Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School. Danau Tanu, 2018.
Resources in order of appearance
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, 3rd Edition. David Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael Pollock, 2017.
‘Third Culture Kids: The Return Home’ by Tim Brantingham in Sandwich Parenting.
‘Bong Joon Ho Interpreter Sharon Choi Relives Historic ‘Parasite’ Awards Season in Her Own Words (EXCLUSIVE)‘ by Sharon Choi in Variety.
Breakout session for self-reflection: Being ‘seen’
Work in pairs. 8 minutes total.
- Step 1: Speaker shares story (4 min)
- Step 2: The Listener retell the Speaker’s story using ‘Active Listening’ skills (1 min)
- Step 3: Swap roles. Repeat steps 1 & 2
Be neutral. Do not judge.
Be attentive (nod, etc), patient and don’t fill the silences.
Reflect back to the speaker what they said. Use their words as much as possible. Do not interpret. Do not add your opinion.
Create a senior class tradition?
A community building exercise. Aim: To foster inclusivity & connection
How can you use the last few months of your high school career to foster more inclusivity among your classmates? How can you create a sense of connection with your classmates in your grade?
How can you stay connected and support each other after you leave KIS?