Poster
Improving Inclusion: Short Courses as an Opportunity for International Education 27 Mar 2019 10:30 11:00

Poster
Improving Inclusion: Short Courses as an Opportunity for International Education 27 Mar 2019 10:30 11:00

27-March-2019 / Wednesday / 10:30 - 11:00

LOCATION : P36

ABSTRACT:
Short courses present nimble opportunities to broaden access and contribute significantly to the creative pedagogical range of international education. Recent global trends in Higher Education show how short term programming overseas is increasingly engaging non-traditional students. The poster briefly discusses three case studies reflecting on learned experience of breaking new ground through overseas delivery: 1. A Berlin-based study course for a UK Widening Participation audience where ideas of civic agency are discussed through applying approaches developed through innovative research in the humanities. 2. Summer courses delivered in India that enabled Indian students who wanted to access to international education to find a course closer to home. Started in 2012, the program has welcomed 2,000+ students. 3. An annual program (‘Dialogues on Disability’), where disabled students and disability professionals come together around the world with active and engaged local peers. The poster ensures that student voices are represented alongside perspectives of education professionals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Discover why short courses can create new opportunities that make universities more accessible to underrepresented student groups.
  2. Learn about tested, innovative education approaches that empower ALL students and allow short courses to become a stepping stone towards an international education university education.
  3. Understand how obstacles encountered elsewhere can improve the short-term program you might be planning.
  4. Reflect on how to transfer key learning from successful case studies into your own practice of innovative short course programming.

AUTHORS:

Ms Mina Chagmagi
King's College London,
UK

 

Dr Sarah Williamson
Director of Summer Programmes,
King's College London,
UK

Dr Williamson has 16 years creative programming experience in Higher Education and specialises in spearheading innovative institutional international education initiatives. At King's College London she is a director with executive responsibility to lead the university’s summer portfolio of education projects on campus and overseas.