Universities must prepare students for globalized world, says THE Most Innovative Teacher of 2015

January 12, 2016

Momodou Sallah, a lecturer in youth, community, and education at De Montfort University (UK), emphasizes the importance of preparing students for a globalized world and the impact that global experience can have on an individual's outlook and success. Sallah was named Most Innovative Teacher of the Year by Times Higher Education for taking a group of undergraduates studying youth and community development to the Gambia twice a year to gain first-hand experience. “We live in an increasingly globalized world and there is competition for our graduates to be globally competent and literate,” Sallah said. “Whether universities like it or not, we need to produce graduates who have got this knowledge and attitude, and it is only a matter of time before more and more universities are forced to do it.” Times Higher Education