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Two2Tango: Tandems for Teaching in the glocal classroom 

Created and run by Jenny Valcke, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and coordinated for Università Cattolica by the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI), this course is intended for teachers who wish to develop their teaching skills and their intercultural awareness for teaching the international classroom in English. The glocal classroom is a place where students and teachers navigate diverse languages, cultures and values of teaching and learning.

The aim of the project Two2Tango is to enhance the pedagogical, cultural and linguistic competences of university teachers for teaching in the international classroom.  Participants are matched with academic staff from other universities and will work in a tandem with the support of a facilitator. Tandem partners meet every month to discuss the content of the unit they are studying and then submit a short assignment. Tandems agree between themselves the dates and times for their meetings and invite their facilitator.

The course is estimated to require two weeks of full-time study (i.e., approximately 80 study hours in total, equivalent to 3 ECTS – although no HE credits are awarded for the course) and is spread over 7 months, from mid-December 2023 until June 2024.

The online tandem is divided into 6 modules, each focusing on an important issue to do with the glocal classroom. You will be asked to do the preparatory reading and watch videos before you have an online conversation with your assigned tandem partner. At the end of each module, you will be asked to post your thoughts and ideas in the discussion groups and exchange with a larger group within the Two2Tango community. A final assignment gives you the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have acquired by investigating a student’s experience of learning in a glocal classroom.

You will be joining a community of university teachers from across north and south Europe.

After completing the course, participants should be able to:

  • Implement a reflective approach to their teaching practice in the glocal classroom
  • Reflect on the glocal classroom and on harnessing its cultural diversity, based on research in the field
  • Receive and respond to feedback on own reflections from both a facilitator and your peers
  • Identify methodologies for the glocal classroom
  • Use an evidence-based approach for developing best practice in the glocal classroom

Enrolment for 2023-2024 is now open. Please fill in this form to apply.
Enrolment closes on 24 November, but since there is a limited number of places, we suggest you apply as soon as possible.

Contact CHEI for more info.