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.
POSTPONED: SIG workshop og meeting
The meeting is open to all.
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.
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.
Open TLIC-HEPP webinar: Keeping international classrooms alive through virtual mobility
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:
Open SIG meeting
The SIG welcomes all with an interest in internationalized teaching and learning to join for an online open SIG meeting.
Online SIG meeting
Date: November 24, 2020, 13.00-15.00
SIG-meeting at DUN Conference 2019
The meeting is open to all.
The meeting is open to all, 10.30-13.15.
Venue: DTU, Building 101A, Meeting Centre, room S10, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Deadline: November 20, 2018
Registration: Tina Elisabeth Bahrenscheer firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
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)
Internt SIG-møde ifm. DUN-konferencen
Dato: 30. maj 2017, kl. 15.00-16.00