IPT&L or 'International Perspectives in Teaching and Learning' addresses the needs of teaching coordinators and curriculum developers of international programmes, focusing on what it takes to organize a good degree programme from an international point of view.
The IPT&L concept is based on identified needs and focusses on sharing ideas, experiences, and good practice examples of the partner universities.
Between 2012 and 2017 the IPT&L programme has been realised as two-days training programme, which resulted in a strong alumni network with more than 120 academics.
In order to nurture and further extend this network, the IPT&L concept now will be continued as a conference: 'From Theory to Practice. From Discussion to Cooperation. Conference on International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning' (Uppsala, 16-17 May 2019). See http://www.u4network.eu/index.php/news/2695-save-the-date-international-perspectives-on-teaching-learning-uppsala-16-17-may-2019.
IPT&L 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..