Intercultural Teaching and Learning in PBL Environment

Smed, K. M. (Andet)

    Aktivitet: Andet

    Beskrivelse

    Recent years have witnessed new challenges in the development of the PBL environment in Denmark with international programs being established to attract foreign students and with a growing number of staff members coming from foreign countries. Foreign staff and students go through a difficult time before they are able to understand, benefit from and contribute to the PBL environment due to their different backgrounds and unfamiliarity with PBL. This also brings challenges for natives to reflect on what they have been used to in the educational settings.
    A key element in developing specific strategies to improve teaching and maximize learning in a multi-cultural educational setting is to surface similarities and differences in lecturers’ and students’ perceptions of their mutual roles, responsibilities and relations. In order to do that, it is necessary for the teaching staff to acknowledge that not only students are affected by the cultural environment in which they grew up and were educated, the same applies to the teaching parts.
    The workshop involves a mixture of presentations and discussion.
    Periode29 nov. 2011
    Sted for afholdelseAssociate Professor Xiangyun Du, Danmark