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Intercultural Dynamics Workshop

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. Link Arrow See map 

Fee: Free and open to all

Registration deadline: January 20, 2023


The workshop is co-designed by the Link Arrow Bias Aware Teaching and Learning, BATL and the Link Arrow 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 Link Arrow 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.

Workshop design

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.

More information

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 Link Arrow BATL SIG and the Link Arrow TLIC SIG and Link Arrow here’s the link for applying to join a DUN SIG.

POSTPONED: SIG workshop og meeting

The meeting is open to all.

Date: New date is coming up

Venue: University of Southern Denmark, Room 095, Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M 

Deadline: -

Registration: Donna Hurford Link Arrow dhu@sdu.dk 

The morning session will consist of a workshop on "Universities as cosmopolitan workplaces," with two short presentations followed by facilitated discussion on how universities can support cosmopolitan practices. After lunch, the DUN SIG members will share news about recent and upcoming events and initiatives relevant to teaching and learning in the international classroom, as well as engage in collegial feedback on a teaching activity.


10.30 Welcome & introductions


Universities as cosmopolitan workplaces

Two presentations by followed by facilitated discussion on how universities can support cosmopolitan practices.

Marisciel Palima, the Danish Academics Foreigners Network (DAFNE) with the Danish Association of Masters and PhDs (DM)
Stacey Cozart, Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media, AU

Both contributions aim to contribute to our understanding of the university as a cosmopolitan workplace and to open discussion about concrete ways to support inclusive, cosmopolitan practices at our own universities. Representing DM’s recently formed network for international academics, Marisciel will offer perspectives on members’ experiences of the inclusivity of Danish workplaces, with emphasis on higher education institutions. Stacey will share some local AU results of an ongoing cross-contextual research project intended to address the gap in our knowledge about international faculty experiences of and perspectives on their teaching and learning environments.


Lunch and networking



Sharing of recent and upcoming conferences, presentations, activities, and initiatives relevant to the SIG.



Former Events

Webinar: International teachers' teaching experiences in Danish HEIs

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.

Fee: Free

This open webinar, organised by the Link Arrow TLIC and the Link Arrow 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

Open TLIC-HEPP webinar: Keeping international classrooms alive through virtual mobility

November 3, 2021, 13.00-15.00

Venue: Online via Zoom

Fee: Free and open to all

In times of the pandemic, physical international mobility at universities has been restricted. National political decisions (e.g. in Denmark) are putting further limitations on the international classroom. In this interactive online workshop, the participants will share strategies and tools for enabling students and staff to be involved in the international classroom whether or not they can physically cross national borders. Two PhD researchers will share recent research findings on the conception and practice of virtual exchange. There will also be a discussion on how strategies of international presence via digital means (virtual mobility) can be integrated into the curriculum and classroom practices.

The workshop will include:

  1. Introduction
  2. Keynote: Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Exchange by Anna Prisca Lohse, Hertie School, Berlin, Germany and Mark Dawson, Coventry University, UK
  3. Examples of current curricular and classroom practices of virtual internationalisation
  4. Sharing and discussing practices in groups
  5. Collecting and disseminating practices
  6. Take-aways and next steps

The workshop is organised by two special interest groups within the Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education: Link Arrow TLIC - Teaching and Learning in the International Classroom and Link Arrow HEPP - Higher Education Policy and Practice.

Open SIG meeting

Date: May 20, 2021, 13.00-15.00

Venue: Online via this Zoom link 

Registration deadline: May 19, 2021

Registration: E-mail Stacey Cozart at Link Arrow smc@au.dk

The SIG welcomes all with an interest in internationalized teaching and learning to join for an online open SIG meeting.


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Share news, projects, TLIC experiences during COVID-19
  • Discuss seminar on internationalization of the curriculum with the HEPP SIG
  • Agree on date, format & co-organizers for the next TLIC meeting

Online SIG meeting

Date: November 24, 2020, 13.00-15.00

Venue: Teams

Registration deadline: November 23, 2020

Registration: Mail Stacey Cozart Link Arrow smc@tdm.au.dk 

The meeting is only for members of the SIG


13.00-13.15 Welcome & introductions

13.15-13.45 Member news and events 

13.45-14.30 Our internationalization at home efforts, including the status of our call for resources to support and leverage diversity in online courses

14.30-15.00 Planning an open meeting/seminar for the spring and the TLIC contribution to DUNK 21

SIG-meeting at DUN Conference 2019

The meeting is open to all.

May 28, 2019, 14.50-15.35

Venue: Radisson Blu H. C. Andersen Hotel, Claus Bergs Gade 7, 5000 Odense C


  1. Exchange and discussion of current internationalization projects etc.
  2. Brainstorm of activities in 2019-20

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SIG meeting

The meeting is open to all, 10.30-13.15. 
Then SIG meeting only for members, 13.15-16.00.

November 26, 2018, 10.30-16.00

Venue: DTU, Building 101A, Meeting Centre, room S10, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Deadline: November 20, 2018

Registration: Tina Elisabeth Bahrenscheer Link Arrow tien@llab.dtu.dk

Open meeting, 10.30-13.15


Welcome & introductions


Presentation and discussion with Signe Ørom, CEO and Principal Consultant of Link Arrow Connecting Cultures: “Intercultural Competences in the Private Sector” 

Signe will give a presentation on the kinds of intercultural issues she sees her clients dealing with in the workplace and on how universities with international students and staff are/can be a great place to develop intercultural skills. 


Lunch and networking


Only for SIG members, 13.15-16.00

13.15-14.30 Follow up from last SIG meeting

Sharing and discussion of new ideas, projects 

14.30-14.45 Coffee/tea break

14.45-15.45 Preparing the DUNK 2019
We will work on a proposal for next year’s DUNK (May 28-29) within the theme of Teaching technologies and techniques. Based on the brainstorming session at the last DUN SIG meeting, we will work on a concrete workshop proposal addressing the question of how we use Edu IT to promote active learning in an inclusive classroom. 


Next meeting and good-bye



SIG Meeting and Workshop – focus on preparing proposal/s for DUNK 2019

Date: June 15, 2018, 10.00-15.00

Venue: SDU, Odense, Room 94

Registration deadline: June 13, 2018

Registration: Please send an email to Donna Hurford, Link Arrow dhu@sdu.dk


1. Welcome – coffee and tea

2. Review agenda and note additional agenda items

3. Follow up from last SIG meeting: SIG strategy ideas – share and invite comments and additions (30 min)

4. ITC updates Individuals or pairs or groups to share news on internationalising the curriculum in our own contexts or from projects – please plan for short sharing 3 min each. Signal any issues you would like us to discuss further in Session 5.

5. Discussions on ITC – space to share and discuss ITC issues from our settings and to invite ideas on ways forward or alternative approaches and insights (60 min)

Lunch –12ish – 13.00

6. DUNK 2019 – Preparing an ITC SIG proposal

14.45 Wrap up – What do we want from next semester’s SIG meeting and who will host it?

Workshop: Student Belonging in an International University

Date: November 15, 2017, 10.30-15.30

Venue: Metropol, Sigurdsgade 26, 2200 Copenhagen N (lokale SIG.A050) 

The workshop is for all interested. 

At this year’s DUN conference, we were reminded of the importance of students’ sense of belonging for their learning. Yet at the same time, higher education institutions continue to face the challenge of helping students to cultivate a sense of belonging among highly diverse student cohorts. At this meeting and workshop by the SIG, Teaching and Learning in the International Classroom, we would like to continue focusing on this theme within the context of international degree programmes. 

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Internt SIG-møde ifm. DUN-konferencen

Dato: 30. maj 2017,  kl. 15.00-16.00
Sted: Vingsted Hotel & Konferencecenter