Keep your global mind set alive! Join students and staff from around the world, for Intercultural Learning Workshops, delivered by INU colleagues at James Madison University (USA), European University Viadrina (Germany) and Kingston University (UK).

These sessions are open to students and staff of INU member universities. Registration in advance is required to join the sessions and places are limited.

To register, please email inu@kingston.ac.uk with your name, course and University.

For students

Self-reflection, a boost for learning processes and personal development

24th November 2020

13:00- 15:00 GMT
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Session information

Synopsis

Self-reflection allows students to spend a mindful moment on their learning process, to find ideas and solutions within themselves and to evaluate their path according to their aims. When done in a regular basis, self-reflection reveals the resources of a person, raises awareness for personal strengths and challenges and eventually becomes a tool for self-confidence. In this workshop, we will try out some exercises for reflection and learn how to use them in a learning environment. At the European University Viadrina, Germany, the ability of self-reflection is considered a key competence for intercultural learning.

 

Speaker/ Lead

Niki Korinna Kasis

Academic Staff

Center for Key Competences and Research-Oriented Learning

Section Intercultural Learning

European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

 

25 participants

Story Exchange:  Stories of overcoming

2nd March 2021

13:00-15:00 BST
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Session information

Synopsis

Join the peers from around the world in story exchange.  Tell your and hear others’ stories of overcoming!  In light of social distancing during this season, most all of us are hungry for connection, especially those who want to connect with people globally.  We will use methodology of Narrative 4, a global nonprofit harnessing the power of story exchange to equip and embolden young adults to improve their lives, communities, and world.  Never heard of the story exchange? This short 3-minute video will help.

Speaker/ Lead

Vesna Hart with Narrative4 facilitators from JMU

30 participants

Vesna Hart, Psy.D.

Director of International Cooperation, Center for Global Engagement

Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology

James Madison University (USA)

 

For staff

Self-reflection as a tool in higher education

12th January 2021

13:00- 14:30 GMT
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Session information

Synopsis

Self-reflection allows students to spend a mindful moment on their learning process, to find ideas and solutions within themselves and to evaluate their path according to their aims. For lecturers, self-reflection on the one hand, can be used as an educational tool for students that helps them to gain deeper understanding of the subject, allows them to meet on a very personal level and fosters the student´s community. On the other hand, it allows lecturers a deeper insight in the diverse learning processes, reveals an immediate feedback and provides a more profound basis for evaluation and grading. In this workshop, we will get to know examples of how self-reflection is used at the Center for Key Competences at the European University Viadrina, Germany, especially for the train-the-trainer education in the peer-learning program.

Speaker/ Led by

Niki Korinna Kasis

(European University Viadrina, Germany)

25 participants and 120 minutes for each session

Inclusive Approach to Online Teaching  – Sharing Best Practice

26th January 2021

13:00- 14:30 GMT
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Session information

Synopsis

This panel event will address the principles that we should take in consideration to ensure that our delivery is inclusive, not only in terms of the technology that we use but also how to ensure that our students, from different backgrounds and walks of life, can still feel that they are part of a community of learning, that their sense of belonging is still a priority and how we can reach those that tend to be already marginalized on a face-to-face environment while online.

This panel event will bring together expertise the International Network of Universities, including James Madison University in the USA, European University Viadrina in Germany and Kingston University in the UK.  Each institution will each share their own approach to diversity and inclusion in view of online delivery and how to prevent exclusion.

Speaker/ Led by

Panel Event.  Contributors include:

Niki Korinna Kasis

(European University Viadrina, Germany)

Dr Tânia Dias Fonseca, Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching,

Kingston University London (UK)

(JMU)

URV Tarragona (TBC)

Malmo (TBC)

Staff and student partnerships: an inclusive approach to curricula development

23rd February 2021

13:00- 14:30 GMT
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Session information

Synopsis

This webinar presents insights into the work developed by the Inclusive Curriculum Consultants at Kingston University.

The Inclusive Curriculum Consultant Programme allows students to be involved in the development of curricula (both in and out of the classroom), share their voices and perspectives. Developing partnerships between students and academics provide staff the opportunity to work with and learn from a diverse student perspective leading to the review of teaching materials and discuss how a particular course or module can be redesigned and changed to be more inclusive and accessible to our diverse student body.

Speaker/ Led by

Speaker:  TBC

Led by:  Dr Tânia Dias Fonseca

Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching

Kingston University London (UK)

Topic TBC

16th March 2021

13:00- 14:30 GMT
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Session information

Speaker/ Led by

Vesna Hart, Psy.D.

Director of International Cooperation, Center for Global Engagement

Assistant Professor, Graduate Psychology

James Madison University (USA)