Global Migrant Crisis: Teaching and Learning on Zoom While Facilitating Intergroup Dialogue


  • Theresa Carol Bodon Sam Houston State University


intergroup dialogue, education, pedagogy, Zoom platform, online learning, migrants, refugees, mass communication


This paper is a reflection of teaching and learning experiences about a dialogue seminar entitled the Global Migrant Crisis taught during the Covid-19 pandemic. Insights into the outcomes of student learning development of critical pedagogy are conveyed in the course design and materials. Through the professor’s observations and experiences, perceptions into developing course designs within a virtual learning environment using the medium of the Zoom platform shed light on the andragogical needs of undergraduate students. Also, utilizing Paulo Freire’s philosophical stance, the study of the class design provides a contextual approach to educational practices in relation to intergroup dialogue within seminar modes of teaching and learning in virtual environments.