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Teaching in the International Classroom

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Date Thursday 27 May 2021 (9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Target group University teachers who are interested in or are teaching diverse and international groups.
Level If you are following the UTQ trajectory or achieved the UTQ, you are more than welcome to join.
Price 150 EUR
Study load 6 hours
Number of participants 6-8 participants
Certificate You will be awarded a certificate at the end of the course.

One of the pillars of the university’s strategic plan is to embrace and further sustain the internationalization of the curriculum and the classroom. As our student population becomes increasingly global, we, as teachers, need to be mindful of how that impacts our courses. In this course, we think through what it means to teach a culturally diverse group of students, and how that reflects on course content, teaching methods and instructional strategies, communication, use of digital tools, and assessment.

Some of the questions we ask are:

  • In what ways can you change your course content to respond to the needs of an international group of students?
  • What strategies can you use in your teaching practice to stimulate intercultural learning?
  • How can you productively anticipate and respond to academic cultural differences in an international classroom?
  • How can you leverage the vast cultural wealth that a diverse group of students brings to your class?

This course does not require you to teach in an internationally oriented programme, it only asks you to show an interest in teaching international groups of students.

Learning outcomes

After the workshop you will have the tools to:

  • Revise or adjust the design of your course to dovetail with the needs of an international student population
  • Use different strategies to stimulate intercultural learning through group interaction and diversity
  • Use a variety of instructional methods to stimulate an international group to achieve the learning outcomes for your course or class
  • Leverage and respond to academic cultural differences in your teaching practice.
Learning in the international classroom ©Peter van der Sijde
Learning in the international classroom ©Peter van der Sijde
Last modified:21 December 2020 6.08 p.m.