Stellenbosch, South Africa, Netherlands

EQUIPPING Ourselves and Each Other

when 22 January 2024 - 26 January 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 400

The University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa) are collaborating on a winter and summer school on the theme of inclusive teaching through peer learning and sharing teaching practices. This winter school will take place in January at Stellenbosch, South Africa, and we are striving for a diverse group of participants from across the world. Following our premises, the aim of this winter school is to EQUIP ourselves and each other for inclusive teaching and learning in multicultural and international classrooms. Special focus will be brought to an inclusive and international dimension in the practices of participants, the diversity in backgrounds of our students as a potential resource for teaching and intended learning, and principles that help us to unravel challenges and turn them into opportunities.

This winter school is based on the EQUiiP programme (see also below for more details) and will be open for lecturers who are interested in Continuing Professional Development, resulting in improving their course design(s) towards more inclusive teaching practices, as well as strengthening their network of inclusive practitioners.

Next to obtaining a certificate for participation, participants have the possibility to gain a digital badge to acknowledge participation and engagement with the content. A (digital) badge is a way of showing achievement in a small unit of learning, assessed through a reflection portfolio which will be given time for during the sessions.

Course leader

Catherine Meissner (UG)
Estelle Meima (UG)
Werner de Wit (SU)

Equipping; TAG

Target group

This winter school is designed for lecturers teaching or lecturers that will be teaching in multicultural and international classrooms. Participants should be University lecturers with at least one year of teaching 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 completing this summer school, participants will be able to (based on the EQUiiP competence profile):

1. Promote inclusive behaviours

2. Develop and facilitate learner-centred programmes

3. Promote intercultural engagement and effective intercultural relations

4. Enable and embed a global learning experience

5. Embed social responsibility in the curriculum

6. Apply learning from different international and disciplinary contexts

7. Embed the various means of creating, critiquing and exchanging knowledge

8. Engage in critical reflection and continuous professional development

Fee info

EUR 400: Fee includes registration, lunches, coffee, excursions. Not included are travel costs, accommodation and dinners.