40 teachers – course developers, from Belarusian partner universities participated in the internship “IT in the Context of Intercultural Competency”, held at the project partner institution De Montfort university in Leicester, the United Kingdom on 17 – 21 September 2018.
The goal of the internship – to develop research and teaching skills and intercultural competency of the teachers, who update courses and train IT specialists, via sharing of experience and know-how.
In the manifold area of higher education, in addition to general intercultural competency, teachers need special intercultural competency which requires special professional skills, knowledge and approach. The internship focused on DMU approach; flipping the classroom (video shown to the teachers); revised Bloom’s Taxonomy; innovative assessment; sprint based assessment; course design and teaching approach; teaching support; showcases of good practice in teaching and learning. The feedback from delegates (reflections) was very extensive and positive. Strong emphasis was made on teaching methods, case studies, team work and especially on the input from DMU teachers.
The participants of the internship had a great opportunity to develop their intercultural competency via experiential learning which takes place in the multicultural environment at De Montfort university.