Providing Support to University Teachers in Internationalized Programmes
The EQUiiP Continuing Professional Development modules
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).
The following EQUiiP modules will provide the core content of the summer school:
- Introduction to the international classroom
- Internationalising course design
- Feedback and Reflective Processes
- Intercultural group dynamics
- The Role of Language
Participants will consider how the above issues play out in their own context and will have the opportunity to adapt the EQUiiP materials to their own settings.
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 .
The summer school will start on Monday 12 August and end on Friday 16 August 2019. A detailed course schedule will be announced in due time.
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
The workload for the summer school is estimated at 60 hours.
Participants who attend all sessions and who present a research proposal or paper on Friday will receive a certificate of participation signed by the coordinators of the summer school. Upon request the certificate can mention the workload of 60 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.
More information about the fee will be announced soon.
Participants need to arrange their own accommodation. For a list of possibilities, kindly contact the organizers.
To apply, kindly fill out the online application form. Please submit the following documents with your application:
- Motivation letter, including a description of your international higher education setting
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