Tackling the challenges of intercultural teaching
Peer group consultation for teaching staff
In this virtual group consultation, the participants will reflect on the challenging situations that they typically experience in their teaching contexts involving international students. Together as a group, the aim will be to develop possible solutions.
This virtual consultation is organized by TU Darmstadt, one of Aalto University's partners in the Unite! university network. The event is open and free of charge for all Aalto University teaching staff (including Ph.D. students and postdocs involved with teaching) who teach or supervise diverse student groups including international and local students.
What will you learn?
A successful learner will:
- Have developed strategies to overcome challenges typical of teaching situations involving international students as well as arising between local and international students
- Have gained insight into interculturally varying perspectives
- Have experienced the method of peer consultation as a means to develop and improve teaching in their own department
More information and instructions for registration are available here. Please note that the maximum number of participants is 10 and the last day to register is June 14.
What is Unite!?
Unite! is one of the European University Alliances funded by the European Commission. Aalto University is a member of Unite! alliance together with 6 other high-level European technical universities.
The activities, courses and training events arranged by Unite! are all run by pedagogical experts from the partner universities and are free of charge for the Unite! community. In the Unite! context we invite you to experience how active learning is supported at our partner universities and which special teaching focusses are chosen. You will also have the opportunity to meet lecturers from all partner universities in order to develop strategies for e.g. challenges in intercultural and digital teaching. The Teaching and Learning Unite! initiative also gives you an excellent opportunity to start new collaborations within teaching and learning.