Netherlands, Groningen

Providing Support to University Teachers in Internationalized Programmes

when 12 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 ECTS
fee EUR 495

This summer school provides comprehensive support for the educational professionals who coach or train university teachers and lecturers in internationalized programmes.

Internationalization of the curriculum has become common in higher education, and as a result many universities are experiencing an increasing diversity of learners. In Europe, this trend is facilitated by an increasing use of English Medium Instruction across many programmes and disciplines. In this context, university teaching staff and programme directors need to master a set of skills and competences in addition to the subject knowledge in their areas of expertise.

What does this mean for educational developers - the key university staff members who support university teaching staff in the effective delivery of these internationalized curricula in universities across Europe?

This summer school consists of five one-day modules that provide educational developers with
the means to support university teachers working with diverse groups of students in international programmes, very often taught through English (English medium instruction).

Course leader

Dr. Kevin Haines

Target group

This summer school is designed for professionals in international higher education involved in educational development, providing training or coaching to lecturers.
The summer school is aimed particularly at professionals who have an explicit role in supporting or training university teachers. Participants should already be working with university teachers in internationalized programmes, as the summer school will aim to build on and exchange their existing experience.
It is expected that the participants have a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English .

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- Describe the opportunities and challenges in the international classroom and take them into account in your local context
- Critically reflect on and appraise the role of Intended International Learning Outcomes for graduate attributes within disciplines, institutional and other relevant contexts
- Guide lecturers in the use of appropriate methodological approaches to stimulate meaningful intercultural learning
- Assess the pedagogical skills of lecturers in the international classroom, including those where a second language (L2) is the medium of instruction

Fee info

EUR 495: Participants need to arrange their own accommodation. For a list of possibilities, kindly contact the organizers.

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