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The ADEPT Summer School: 'International Perspectives on Higher Education' is a face-to-face week-long module exploring international perspectives on higher education and their implications for the teaching, assessing, curriculum design and broader academic practice of students on the course. It's designed for professionals working in higher education in teaching and support roles and the module can be taken as part of the Certificate in Learning & Teaching or the Postgraduate Certificate inLearning & Teaching or in Academic Practice. This module encourages an emphasis on inclusivity, awareness of cultural contexts and attempts to identify and demystify hidden assumptions about expectations of the teaching and learning experience in Higher Education internationally.

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This module runs as an intensive 9am-5pm five-day face-to-face course in the week Monday 17 to Friday 21 July 2017 on QMUL’s Mile End Campus. To succeed on the module you’ll need to complete about 30 hours of preparatory online readings, as well as online activities and links to resources which you can explore. You are strongly advised to complete the majority of these readings before commencing the Summer School; they will be available to you online three weeks in advance of the start of the Summer School. During the week of the Summer School you will experience a mix of face-to-face teaching sessions with tutors; the format of these sessions will include: seminars with small group work, a simulation, a practical workshop, a student-led forum and a Q&A session with alumnae from last year’s Summer School. You should expect to be on campus for a 36-hour week during the summer school. The module consists of eight core topics:

  1. Evaluating your Teaching and Learning
  2. Theories of Cultural Differences
  3. A ‘Design Your Own University’ Group Simulation
  4. Designing Inclusive Assessment and Feedback
  5. Internationalisation and Higher
  6. Curriculum Design and Graduate Attributes with a Global Perspective
  7. International Perspectives on Technology for Teaching
  8. Voice Workshop for Teaching in Multilingual Contexts

Please note that the Simulation exercise will involve role play and that the Voice Workshop will include drama workshop exercises. During the Summer School, participants will be asked to participate in group work and share individual experiences throughout the week. All participants are required to work together to prepare their Assignment 1 Group Presentations (40% of the module mark – graded as a team effort; to be delivered and assessed on 21 July). Participants should expect to complete a further hour a day of reading/research or presentation preparation outside the 9-5 on-campus hours to complete their own part of the preparations for the Assessment 1 presentation.

Following the Summer School, participants will have three months in which to develop plans to practice and evaluate some of the techniques discussed in the Summer School before they write up the second assignment for the module – an essay, written individually Assignment 2 is worth 60% of the module mark and will be due for submission in November 2017.

Assessments:

There are two assessments for this module:

  • Assignment 1 Group Presentations (30 mins; 40% of the module mark – graded as a team effort*)
  • Assignment 2 Personal Reflection on the Summer School (2,000-3,000 words; 60% of the module mark – graded individually)

*To share in the group grade for Assignment 1 you are required to participate fully and fairly in the teamwork to produce your group’s presentation. Any individuals who break their group-work contracts and don’t contribute fairly towards their group’s presentation may have their mark capped at 50%. Non-participation will result in a failing grade for this assignment.

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