UNIC Teacher Training - Intercultural Dialogue: collaborative teaching and learning in international settings

Join a UNIC Teacher Training online and develop international and intercultural competences.

Intercultural Dialogue: collaborative teaching and learning in international settings - This workshop is conducted in a collaboration of trainers from different UNIC universities. 

In the workshop you will meet teachers of partner-universities of the UNIC-Alliance, which come from: Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. In this international setting you will familiarize with the concept of Virtual Exchange (resp. COIL), you will reflect on your own teaching culture and discover the learning and teaching culture of your partners. You will collaborate to create a Virtual Exchange setting for your students. You will create first ideas for fostering the collaboration of your students. You will discuss challenges of intercultural encounters and learn how to deal with them. You will have the chance to network with other teachers from the UNIC alliance. The workshop will take place online and be held in English (lingua franca). 

You can get a certification for your attendance, and the workshop can be recognised in the internal certification programme for teachers of your university. 

Learning Outcomes

After this workshop you will be able to: 

- reflect on your own cultural identity 

- explicate and apply intercultural and collaborative teaching concepts, especially Virtual Exchange/COIL. 

- reflect on teaching designs considering intercultural and collaborative teaching and learning in diverse groups. 

- describe intercultural challenges for your students in intercultural settings and explicate how to deal with them 

- collaborate with other teachers from the European university 


The workshop is divided in two parts: In advance, there is an asynchronous online phase of 30-45 minutes, on which the attendance phase (2,5 hours) builds. 

Methods:  Active learning: 

- Instruction, small group work, discussion 

Dates for the synchronous meetings (pick one slot): 

21.09.2022 (Wednesday): 13:00-15:30 UTC+2 

21.10.2022 (Friday): 10:00-12:30 UTC+2 

10.11.2022 (Thursday): 15:00-17:30 UTC+1 (dedicated to teachers who mainly focus on developing their students’ (foreign) language competencies) 

14.12.2022 (Wednesday): 15:00-17:30 UTC+1 

Registration: https://forms.gle/7WfEFF53sfVpv6dQ8

Contact for further questions: astrid.tan@rub.de

Additional trainings to be announced.

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