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Course C.8: Integrating GDE into Teaching: Theory and Practice

Academic Coordinator

Dr. Jordi Segalàs, professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Course Overview

This course will build on the existing experience of participants, including topics covered in the Course C.7, to provide a framework for academics interested in developing undergraduate and postgraduate modules focusing on the global dimension. It will take participants through the logistical and practice aspects of conceptualizing a course, including developing intended learning outcomes, assessment strategies, and teaching methods consistent with global dimension topics. It will also provide participants with best practice and advice for communicating the importance of such modules to engineering/technical students, who may not feel that non-technical subjects are relevant to their degree.

The aim of this course is to equip the participant with the knowledge and tools required to set up a module in their own undergraduate or postgraduate contexts.

In total, the course should take approximately 20-25 hours to complete, including readings, assignments and activities.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course module we expect that participants will:

1.   Understanding of key learning theories related to GD, and how these relate to module structure development.

2.   Be able to define and document the skills and competencies within GD programming related to their discipline.

3.   Develop the capacity to construct a set of ILOs for GD-related programs.

4.   Understand the application of appropriate teaching methods and assessment strategies.

5.   Understanding of methods for mapping the GD onto student motivations and able to develop innovative practices for engaging with students.