November 9, 2017: Expert Workshop "Internationalisation of the Curricula"
"Working in International and Joint Classrooms"So-called international and joint classrooms for discipline-specific as well as interdisciplinary work can significantly contribute to successful and systematic curriculum internationalisation: They can be formal learning settings in which local and educationally mobile students interact and where cultural ‘otherness’ enriches classroom discussions. However, creating such environments for intercultural interaction and changes in perspective often remains a challenge for faculty. In a similar vein, students generally cherish engaging with cultural diversity in the classroom. Yet oftentimes a complex entanglement of both overt and covert issues ranging from misunderstandings due to language, culture, and academic socialisation to stereotypes, pressure in the face of assessment, or inadequate collaborative assignments influence interactions in international and joint classrooms.
On November 9, 2017 85 participants from 14 countries joined us in acknowledging theoretical views on international and joint classrooms and in looking closely at practice and hands-on approaches.
In the morning, three
The event was rounded off by an interactive