AY 2021-22: Teaching in Diverse Environments: Planning for Inclusion and Internationalization CTAL6015

Course Description: 

Internationalization and growing (online) accessibility of higher education effectively turn universities into ever more diverse learning environments. Whether you teach in your home country or abroad, it is likely that you will face a diverse or even a global classroom. As exciting as it may be, diversity can create barriers to learning and community-building in the classroom, if not thought through carefully. In this course we will engage with authentic video cases showing real life experiences of university teachers working in diverse and sensitive contexts and turning them into productive learning environments. Through case analysis and engagement with the relevant scholarship you will explore your own diversity values, learn how to adapt your teaching strategies to the needs of diverse classroom, handle sensitive discussions, and create inclusive learning environments.

By the end of this course you will be able to

  • understand the principles of ‘global learning’ that increasingly inform teaching and learning practices in HE today
  • develop skills for teaching in diverse environments at home and abroad;
  • design inclusive and safe learning spaces for teaching sensitive or controversial topics;
  • deal with teaching-related dilemmas through reflective practice;
  • develop your own Diversity Statement.

This course is especially relevant for doctoral students who plan to apply for the CEU Global Teaching Fellowship. It is offered as an independent course, but it can also be completed as part of the CTL Certificate Program.

Instructor: Yurgos Politis

4-week course
March 7-28, 2022 - Hybrid
Mondays, 1:30-3:30

We recommend that students take the CTAL 6007 Foundations of Teaching in Higher Education: Scholarship, Reflection, and Innovaton course before taking the 4-week short course.

This course is offered to CEU doctoral students. Click to register in SITS