The EQUiiP team were hosted by the University of Copenhagen for their fourth Transnational meeting from 25th to 26th January 2018.
Teams from University of Groningen, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Copenhagen and Freiburg University presented early development of two modules – Facilitating Group Dynamics to enhance intercultural development and learning and Feedback and reflective practices. The group also previewed the first EQUiiP summer school, which will take place in Bordeaux in May.
Many thanks to our colleagues from University of Copenhagen for such great organisation – and good restaurant choices!
Following the feedback and experience of piloting EQUiiP’s Module B in Groningen in 2017, the team of Ine Noben and Jellina Timmer form Groningen University and Helen Gallagher and Thomas Peschken from Glasgow Caledonian University revised and streamlined the delivery of Module B in consultation with the project’s management committee. Ine Noben joined Thomas Peschken at GCU London to run the enhanced Module B.
As GCU London’s Programme Leaders are re-developing part of their portfolio currently, running through Module B created some actionable outputs. They explored how they can support their peers, module leaders and tutors in designing more internationally inclusive programmes of study and constructively aligned intended international learning outcomes, activities and assessment. The workshop was highly engaging with participants and facilitators alike enjoying the enhancement-focused collegiate atmosphere.
Kevin Haines from the EQUiiP management committee observed the workshop reflecting on further facilitator requirements and fine tuning.
Thomas Peschken said: “It was great to see the module run with the target group and initiating some real impact at this point in the project!”
Ine Noben adds: “This second run gave us the opportunity to emphasize the alignment of the intended learning outcomes and different activities of module B itself. The run further highlighted the need of context-specific and timely feedback to participants.”
The collaboration between Ine Noben and Jellina Timmer (University of Groningen) and Thomas Peschken and Helen Gallagher (Glasgow Caledonian University) led to a fun trial run of Module B on Thursday, 26th of October in Groningen.
The collaborators brought a broad range of expertise to the team from dedicated educational developers to academic leads with educational development responsibilities. The team was truly international with four different nationalities based at campuses in Groningen, Glasgow and London.
The active day involved completing a global warming activity, role play, a TOWS reflection to think about how to support the development of IILOs on course and programme level. Participants went through the process of supporting each other as educational developers – identifying some challenges and support strategies for developing IILOs.
A case video was developed by the help of Susanne Täuber (Associate Professor at the University of Groningen) to further enrich the context and experience of module B. The day ended with highly engaged discussions on how individual institutions will need to focus on different development angles and how to take this forward.