Educational practice in the international classroom
Suggestions for instructing culturally heterogeneous student groups
This subproject is an exploratory project aimed at assessing and testing potential solutions to specific didactic challenges while at the same time generating discussion and debate about the educational challenges presented by increasing internationalisation at the University of Copenhagen.
The subproject takes as its starting point the following problem formulation: How can we effectively address some of the central opportunities and challenges of ‘the international classroom’ from an educational perspective?
The overall aim of the subproject is to pave the way for future educational collaboration in order to address the challenges faced by university instructors who have to communicate their subject area in ‘the international classroom’ at the University of Copenhagen.
Dissemination and results
Poster presentation at SRHE (Society for Research into Higher Edu-cation) annual conference in Wales. A presentation of the project’s observations and conclusions so far.
Establishment of Special Interest Group (SIG) in Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education (DUN) focusing on pedagogical practice in the international classroom.
Workshop during ‘Uddannelsesdagen 2015’ at UCPH, focusing on diversity in the student group including a discussion of how this diversity can be an asset to the teaching and learning environment.
Publication of Reflections and Teaching Experiences from the International Classroom with narratives from the international learning environment at UCPH.
Case participants in the academic environments
Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong, Associate Professor (Department of Pharmacy, HEALTH)
Vibeke Langer, Associate Professor (Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, SCIENCE)
Jesper Lützen, Professor (Department of Mathematical Sciences, SCIENCE)
For more information on the subproject, feel free to contact CIP’s Project Secretariat, who can refer you to the relevant person in the working group.
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