The webinar is open to all
Date: January 27, 2023, 10.00 - 14.00
Venue: University of Copenhagen, South Campus, room 22.0.49, Emil Holms Kanal 2, DK-2300 Copenhagen S. See map
Fee: Free and open to all
Registration deadline: January 20, 2023
The workshop is co-designed by the Bias Aware Teaching and Learning, BATL and the Teaching and Learning in the International Classroom, TLIC Special Interest Groups hosted by the Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education, DUN.
This free workshop is hosted by CIP at the University of Copenhagen and is open to all interested in supporting intercultural teaching and learning in higher education institutions. The workshop will be in English.
During this open workshop, we shall experiment with different tools and resources designed to support intercultural dynamics in teaching and learning communities at universities. In this context, intercultural refers to any diversity of cultural backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and expectations through which a class interrelates, and dynamics refers to the professional interaction between teachers or instructors and students.
We know teaching and learning work best when communication between the students and the teacher is clear and reciprocal. Whilst all within a learning community can contribute to making communication accessible and inclusive, we tend to look to the teacher to steer the way. But even when the teacher is equipped with an array of pedagogical tools and skills, navigating intercultural dynamics in a learning community is challenging.
In some learning communities, the teacher and students embrace cultural diversity and its contribution to the rich tapestry of intercultural learning. Whilst in other learning situations, the intercultural dynamics are more challenging. The reasons for the challenges may not be obvious but the interactions are charged with miscommunication, and differences in perceptions and expectations.
This workshop is designed to provide participants with opportunities to try out different pedagogic techniques which can support intercultural dynamics and to share their own intercultural experiences and practices.
The workshop is divided into two parts, with lunch and time for networking in between.
Part A engages with pedagogic techniques designed to nurture intercultural learning and interaction.
Part B focuses on managing challenges within intercultural settings.
Parts A and B are interactive and include input on pedagogical techniques and opportunities to share intercultural experiences and practices.
The workshop concludes with a review of our take aways and a discussion about the next workshop in the SIGs’ series Teachers’ and students’ experiences of equity and inclusive education at Danish Higher Education Institutions.
DUN SIG members can access workshop resources and agendas from the MS Team for the relevant DUN SIG.
If you are interested in joining one of the SIGs, you can read more about the BATL SIG and the TLIC SIG and here’s the link for applying to join a DUN SIG.
The webinar is open to all
Date: September 23, 2022, 13.30 - 15.00
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams. You will receive the Teams link after registering.
This open webinar, organised by the TLIC and the BATL DUN SIGs provides a platform to share international teacher experiences and dilemmas when starting out as teachers in Danish Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and to share HEIs’ current and planned onboarding practices for new international teachers. Through this facilitated information and experience sharing, we will develop our awareness of challenges and opportunities when supporting new international teachers at our HEIs.
The webinar will be supported with an online space, e.g., a Padlet or Teams space where resources can be uploaded and easily accessible. The webinar includes time to identify the focus for the next event addressing the theme international teachers’ experiences at Danish HEIs, possibly to be held as a face-to-face workshop later in the autumn semester.
TLIC and BATL SIG members are invited to a joint SIG meeting in the same Teams meeting room from 13.00-13.30.
”That’s so gay” - Addressing excluding behaviour and bigotry: Replace inaction with inclusive and effective approaches – 60 min webinar
This workshop was first offered at the Dansk Universitetspædagogisk Netværk Conference, October 7, 2021. The workshop was designed by Donna Hurford, SDU; Stacey Cozart, AU; Peter Bjelskou, SDU; Valeria Borsotti, KU.
The webinar is available to all who work in HEIs. This webinar’s rationale is to help teachers achieve inclusive, unbiased learning environments, through an interconnected treatment of:
This will be followed by a short review of international studies, identifying factors contributing to inclusive learning environments (Hockings, 2010) and a suite of reflective practice approaches (Schön, 1983) designed to pre-empt and mitigate incivility and excluding behavior (Toker et al., 2021; Clark et al., 2012; Galbraith and Jones, 2010)
Pre-emptive and mitigative actions
Expected Learning Outcomes
Brown Bag lunch meeting
The meeting is free and open to all
The BATL SIG held its first Brown Bag lunch-time meeting in March 2021, where we shared our experiences of inclusive and bias-aware teaching and learning. The opportunity to meet and share experiences was welcomed and we all agreed we would continue with these informal and supportive lunch-time meetings.
Open workshop: Implicit Bias in Oral Assessment: The Case of Roskilde University
The meeting is open to all
The BATL SIG is delighted to invite you to a workshop on Bias and Assessment at Roskilde University.
|12.00-12.30||Welcome, informal getting to know each orther over a sandwich lunch, tea and coffee.
Please review the current description of the BATL SIG, which includes purpose and objectives.
|14.00-14.45||Activity which invites us to focus on what do we want to achieve, learn, research, collaborate on, disseminate… through the SIG in 2019 and maybe a more long-term perspective.
Are BATL SIG members planning to attend the DUN Conference? If so, we could host a meeting there.
The meeting is open to all.
Date: November 28, 2018, 12.00-13.00
Venue: Skype for Business
Registration: Donna Hurford email@example.com - you will be sent the link to join the Skype Meeting
Welcome to Bias Aware Teaching and Learning, BATL, a new DUN SIG.
The first meeting will be by in Skype for Business. We are interested in recruiting individual members and in connecting with other DUN SIGs. If you are interested in attending the launch meeting and/or joining the SIG, email Donna Hurford firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be sent the link to join the Skype Meeting.
All the best,
Donna Hurford, SDU, and Emma Hammarlund, SDU, (BATL SIG Coordinators)
Date: March 8, 2017, 13.00-16.00
Venue: University of Southern Denmark, Campus Odense
There are places available on this half-day course. We all have biases. During this course we'll look into how they may influence our teaching, students' learning and assessment processes and most importantly, how we can limit their impact by drawing on strategies from our and other universities' practices and Inclusion Nudges .
Workshop teachers: Emma Hammarlund and Donna Hurford, University of Southern Denmark
The Festa group (Female empowerment in Science and Technology Academia) organize an exciting program with focus on actions to respect and utilize diversity within academia.
Date: 25th of August 2016
Further information will follow.
Date: 26th of October 2015, at 11.15-13.00
BMB seminar room , Southern University of Denmark, Campus Odense, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M
Registration: Send an email to Liv Baisner email@example.com
Perhaps something for you or teachers-to-be at your department.
Date: 29th of October 2015, at 9.00-13.00
Meeting room Comenius , Southern University of Denmark, Campus Odense, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M
Deadline: 20th of October 2015