Groningen, Netherlands

Equipping Ourselves and Each Other: Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms

when 10 June 2024 - 14 June 2024
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 600

The University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa) are collaborating on a summer school on the theme of inclusive teaching through peer learning and sharing teaching practices. This edition of the summer school will be taking place in Groningen.

Following this premise, the aim of this summer school is EQUIPPING ourselves and each other for inclusive teaching and learning in diverse 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 summer school is based on the EQUiiP programme (see also below for more details) and will be open for lecturers that 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. Participants should have teaching experience and be willing to share these with other participants.

Next to obtaining a certificate for participation, participants have the possibility to gain a digital badge (Proof of Competence) to acknowledge participation and engagement with the content. Learners who have completed a proof of competence can obtain a digital badge via the EduBadges platform managed by SURF— the cooperative of Dutch education and research institutions. The digital badge is stored on this platform and contains metadata, making the content, learning outcomes, study load hours and language of instruction of the educational activity clear and transparent. The digital badge is therefore verifiable and can be shared on, for example, a CV or LinkedIn.

Course leader

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

Equipping; TAG

Target group

This summer school is designed for lecturers teaching or lecturers that will be teaching in multicultural and diverse 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 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 600: for participants that apply before the early-bird deadline (15 April 2024)
EUR 750: for participants that apply before the final deadline (1 June 2024)

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