Project aims

The project IMPACT aimed to improve internationalisation through enhancing competences of university teachers. We intended to achieve this aim by three main means.

First, we planned to design and pilot a course to prepare teachers for teaching international students. Teaching such cohorts requires not only the capability to teach in a foreign language but also the ability to recognise and address the needs of foreign students. The course Effective teaching for internationalisation that we designed and offered for a cohort of teachers was to raise participant awareness of those different needs and provide a set of instruments to help them to teach courses attended by both local and foreign students.

Second, prepared and offered another course "Academic writing for publication" to enhance teachers’ writing skills so that they can effectively assist students to improve their academic writing. The course was to help teachers to design writing assignments and provide feedback on student writing while reflecting on their own academic writing traditions as well as enhance their own publication record.

We evaluated the outcomes of both courses in a number of research papers.

Third, created a web portal with freely accessible teaching and learning resources that can be used when internationalising student learning, teaching classes with diverse students but also for many other educational purposes. We prepared a document that delineated the areas of main attention in order to improve internationalisation and the overall quality of teaching and learning. In this strategic cooperation plan, our particular focus was on identifying the nexus where our partnership can attain shared aims more effectively. The project results can be access through the Project outcomes section of this website.