The programme International Perspectives in Teaching and Learning (IPT&L) is an interactive two-day programme for teaching coordinators and curriculum developers in international programmes, providing training on 'what it takes to organize a good degree programme' from an international point of view.
In this framework the programme focuses on the following main questions:
- What makes our English-taught programmes international?
- How to use diversity as a resource in the international classroom?
- How to adjust our policies to realise our vision on internationalization?
- How to implement fit for purpose support for our students and staff?
IPT&L focuses on how culture influences teaching and learning around a specific set of intercultural themes. By bringing together coordinators of Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes topics such as interaction, expectations, assessment and group work will be addressed.
A theoretical framework combined with sharing ideas and experiences will help the participants to enhance teaching and learning in the intercultural classroom.
The course programme is divided into two days with a specific focus: day 1 - effects of internationalization and globalization on curricula; day 2 - teaching and communicating in the setting of the international classroom.
The programme is led by experienced course leaders and embraces the open U4 atmosphere for sharing ideas, experiences and best practices. To each of the sessions a group of 20 participants (five per university) are invited to join.