Presentation on theme: "Examining the realities of internationalisation: lessons learned from an international collaboration between Hawler Medical University, Iraq and the University."— Presentation transcript:
Examining the realities of internationalisation: lessons learned from an international collaboration between Hawler Medical University, Iraq and the University of Glasgow Ms Natalie Watters, PhD Student, School of Education Ms Lynette Jordan, Lecturer, School of Education Dr Catherine Bovill, Lecturer, Learning & Teaching Centre
Overview of workshop Introduction to DelPHE Iraq project Small group activities –Cultural sensitivity and maintaining integrity –Defining partnership and collaboration –Developing capacity and sustainability Summary and conclusions
British Council funded DelPHE Iraq project August 2010 partnership visit 2 staff UoG to Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq Successful bid for funding for student centred learning project Academic development programme March- November x face to face weeks in Iraq (March & Sept) Moodle online exercises and support Collaborative meetings to develop a plan for sustaining pedagogic change at HMU 2 x international conferences, 2 x journal articles DelPHE Iraq project
Characteristics of SCL (ONeil and McMahon 2005) Students being active in the process of learning Taking on a greater responsibility and autonomy for their learning Greater interdependence between the teacher and learner SCL approach …to develop changes to the teaching and learning methodologies employed by HMU staff (in Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Medicine) towards student-centred approaches and away from predominantly didactic teaching methods that have been used in the past
35 staff from HMU Over 50% HMU participants female two staff + one PhD student from UoG. Programme involvement
Range of experience in developing SCL including: problem based learning medical curriculum (Mackenzie et al, 2003) student-led initiative on enquiry based learning (Pritchard et al, 2008) ongoing research into active learning, student engagement and students as co-creators of the curriculum (e.g. Bovill et al, 2011; Sinclair, 2011) What could Glasgow offer?
Cultural sensitivity and maintaining integrity Task – What culturally sensitive issues have you experienced in your international work? How have you dealt with these issues? Have you ever felt the integrity of your international work has been compromised? How can we meet the needs of all partners in international work whilst maintaining the integrity of the project?
Defining partnership and collaboration. Sharing issues related to partnership working Suggest headings for a Working Agreement between partners which outlines the expectations you would have of one another e.g. Roles and responsibilities Levels, ways and regularity of communication etc.
Developing capacity and sustainability Apparent transformation –Saying what we want to hear –Mimicry (SCL as a threshold concept) Timescales and realism Assumptions about shared expectations –Importance of support at all levels of organisation
Summary and conclusion from todays workshop Thank you for participating! Summary and conclusions