Forum, Room C107, 12:30-13:45 - Wageningen is, as the 2nd most international city of Europe, a global village and WUR reflects this with more than 10,000 students who come from over 100 nationalities. This, combined with a global cause, makes internationalisation an important subject to promote quality of education. Working with an international classroom comes with both insights and challenges. S&I wants to offer the opportunity to share your experiences and contribute to making the international classroom a success! Join for a fruitful debate with staff and students, so we can discuss challenges, but also potential solutions together.
This is S&I’s 4th edition of International Classroom dialogue. The dialogue forum brings together a mixed audience from WUR academic community that includes students, teachers, professors, Dean of education, supporting staff (study advisors, student deans/psychologists) and potentially Wageningen In’to Languages team. The lunch time activity provides a platform to dialogue on challenges faced by WUR students in an intercultural setting of international classroom and deliberate on potential solutions for the next coming year. The dialogue aims at offer recap of the 3rd edition (April 2018) dialogue and its achievements so far. The dialogue will focus on four sub-themes (a) enhancing active participation of student in an international classroom; (b) coping with teaching (for teachers) and study workload (for students) with minimal stress; (c) Extended Daytime Schedule (EDS) versus extra-curriculum activities; and (d) Free Dutch Language courses – best intercultural communication for integration of WUR student community. The activity will happen during lunch time to encourage more participants to attend especially for the targeted audiences. Drinks and snacks will be served.