Drawing on diversity: The international classroom at Maastricht University and beyond

This session took place as part of the 2020 Conference. The presenters were Donna Carroll.

Abstract:

Maastricht University is the most international university in the Netherlands with 53% of students and 42% of academic staff coming from overseas. With its emphasis on small-scale, collaborative and student-centred learning, this diversity can have a big impact on group work, projects and tutorials as prior academic experiences, communication styles, expectations and learning preferences are so different.

Donna Carroll presented a recent initiative that has been undertaken at Maastricht to produce training for teaching staff, to help them to draw out the benefits of these diverse groups and varied perspectives, and prevent intercultural communication problems.

You can access the recording of this session at this link here: https://york.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=1bcbcfbd-021d-41ab-8d34-ab6e009d033c

 

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