SEDA Workshop - Working with Cultural Diversity in Higher Education
28 May 2012
Location: University of Edinburgh
The evolving dialogue about internationalisation in the Higher Education has moved from considering issues surrounding teaching international students to recognising students and teachers as co-creators of the learning environments and positive responses to cultural diversity in the classroom. This workshop explores the implications of culturally diverse classrooms for programme designers and tutors, and examples of practice which embraces cultural diversity. It is based on SEDA Special 28 and led by Dr Monika Foster, the editor and co-author of that publication.
Aims and outcomes of the workshop
The workshop will adopt an interactive approach which will draw on the experience of the participants and practitioners’ suggestions from SEDA Special 28.
It will be an opportunity to:
- Explore the guiding
principles for inclusive teaching and learning·
- Consider the
implications for programme designers, tutors and students·
participants to identify good practice for culturally diverse classrooms.
- Hear from
international students about studying on a culturally diverse courses·
- Identify and
discuss areas of practice which can promote inclusive teaching and learning.
Monika works as a Senior Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University and has researched the international student experience and cultural diversity in the UK and overseas for a number of years. She has led innovative and collaborative projects in China and India, the results of which have been published internationally. She has developed an online, interactive pre-arrival induction resource for international students, SPICE International. Monika is a Visiting Professor at Shandong University of Finance, China.
The workshop will take place on Monday 28th May in Edinburgh from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. The cost will be £80.00 and will include a copy of SEDA Special 28 and lunch