Teaching Immigration: Informing and Elevating the Debate

  • Margaret M. Commins Professor at Queens University of Charlotte, North Carolina
Keywords: immigration, pedagogy, interdisciplinary experiental learning.


Based on the insights gained through my own teaching and that of others who participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic at the 4th Annual Conference on Immigration to the Southeast: Policy Analysis, Conflict Management (Kennesaw State University, October 2012), this essay uses current research about pedagogical best practices to argue that we should teach courses about immigration that are problem-based and interdisciplinary and include some combination of civic engagement, service learning, and faculty-student research. These practices are demonstrated to improve students’ skills, knowledge, and understanding, as well as their desire to be civically engaged.
How to Cite
Commins, M. (2013). Teaching Immigration: Informing and Elevating the Debate. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 8(3). Retrieved from https://www.revistanorteamerica.unam.mx/index.php/nam/article/view/220