BEEC is currently working with the Department of Design on the Erasmus + funded IN2IT project to develop online courses and learn more about the techniques needed to teach successfully in a digital and international context. This exciting project runs until October 2018 and we look forward to sharing our learning with everyone at Brunel in support of developing digital teaching skills.
The IN2IT consortium is a balanced collection of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) with partners from Israel and Europe. The partnership is composed of seven Israeli colleges and seven EU universities, joined together under sponsorship from the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, with the aim to develop international cooperation among these institutions. One of the objectives is the development and delivery of a multidisciplinary international curriculum in the form of four online courses which will be available to all students in all partner institutions. Students from these regions will collaborate through an online learning system for the purpose of advancing internationalization in higher education.
The four courses that are being developed are:
In the global world, graduates will discover facets of diversity in their environment and share their diversity-related places either with people coming to their location or even with the whole world. The themes of gender and sexuality, multiculturalism, disabilities and physical appearances will be discussed.
Students will learn the basics of the entrepreneurial process in an international context, participate in a virtual, international team to develop innovative ideas for a better life in future cities, and participate in an online international hackathon to produce a team deliverable in the form of a presentation and a narrated pitch.
In the current global and dynamic market, university graduates are expected to be competent in soft skills and what we are referring to as Essential Skills, i.e. interpersonal skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, negotiation, reflective thinking, etc. Through the development of these essential skills we aim to give students a competitive edge in the job market.
English for internationalization purposes
The course is designed to enhance students' practical language skills for today's global professional and academic environment. Students work in mixed international groups in a collaborative fashion and develop their oral proficiency in the English language, as well as increase their intercultural awareness.
The partner institutions are:
ORT Braude College (OBC) ,Website: http://www.braude.ac.il/english/Sapir Academic College (SAP), Website: http://www.sapir.ac.il/enAl – Qasemi College of Education (QSM), Website: www.qsm.ac.ilBeit Berl College (BBC), Website: http://www.beitberl.ac.il/english/pages/default1.aspxKaye Academic College of Education (KC), Website: http://www.kaye.ac.il/englishTel-Hai College (THC), Website: http://english.telhai.ac.ilThe Academic College of Tel Aviv – Yaffo (MTA), Website: www.mta.ac.ilWarsaw University of Technology (WUT), Website: http://www.pw.edu.plUniversità Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC), Website: www.ucsc.itPolitecnico di Milano (PoliMI), Website: www.polimi.itLudwigsburg University of Education (LUE), Website: www.ph-ludwigsburg.deUniversité de Montpellier (UM), Website: http://www.umontpellier.fr/Kingston University (KU), Website: www.kingston.ac.uk , www.thedesignschool.co.ukBrunel University London, Website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/ More details can be found at: http://www.braude.ac.il/in2it/
Project number 561642-EPP-1-2015-1-IL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
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