The programme International Perspectives in Teaching and Learning (IPT&L) is an interactive two-days training programme for teaching coordinators and curriculum developers in international programmes, focusing on what it takes to organize a good degree programme from an international point of view.
In this framework the programme centers around 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 realize our vision on internationalization? How to implement adequate support for our students and staff?
Further, 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 relevant topics will be addressed such as interaction, expectations, assessment, group work etc..
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 sessions are moderated by experienced course leaders and embrace 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.