The international student

Webinar and workshop

Webinar January 21, 13:00-15-00

Are students given equal opportunities in the international classroom or could our teaching by biased in any problematic way? For this webinar, Hanne Tange, Rachel Forsyth and Tobias Axelsson will give presentations, based on their research and teaching experience, on perceptions and challenges in the international classroom and suggest how we can deal with for example different experiences, understandings and expressions related to learning, interaction, teaching and knowledge. We will also have time for questions and discussions. 

The webinar is open to the public. Registration (for webinar and follow-up workshop) is required and done here. A Zoom-link will be shared a few days before the event. 

Workshop January 28, 13:00-15-00
The follow-up workshop is open to staff at Lund and Malmö Universities. To register follow the link above. Participants are encouraged to bring their own teaching dilemmas and challenges. 

About the presenters
Dr Hanne Tange is Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Department of Culture and learning. Her research is within the following areas: language politics & practice, intercultural encounters in the international classroom, and academic socialisation and curricular contexts. In 2020 she published the book Teaching Practices in a Global Learning Environment: An Interdisciplinary Take on International Education (Routledge 2020). 

Dr Rachel Forsyth has been head of the University teaching Academy at Manchester Metropolitan University, and has been working extensively on widening participation and inclusive teaching. Her research interests focus on institutional change around higher education, particularly in relation to inclusive learning communities and assessment. From December 2021 she is working at Lund University. 

Dr Tobias Axelsson is Senior lecturer in Economic history at Lund University. His research is on the economic dynamics of colonialization and on the structural transformation process on the road towards modern economic growth. He has long experience of teaching international students and was for many years director of studies for Lund University’s first international bachelor programme, Bachelor's in Development Studies.

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