Who is this course for?

This course is for academic teachers teaching and working in international contexts.

University teachers must posses a number of interrelated skills to successfully teach.

Adaptability and Flexibility help teachers evolve to changes in educational technology, teaching methodologies, and the evolving needs of their students. In teaching, they should be open to incorporating progressive, innovative and student-focused teaching strategies to engage students in their own learning progress. Moreover, teachers ought to stay current on the Research and Continuous Learning in their field which contributes to the depth of their teaching. Teachers today become Advisors and Mentors, providing guidance and mentorship to students, including academic advising and career support, which contributes to their overall development.

Digital and Tech Literacy enables teachers to skilfully use digital tools and platforms for teaching, communication, and collaboration. Integrating technology into teaching methods and adapting to blended learning environments that combine online and in-person instruction is also very important today.

In a modern classroom, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving help teachers encourage students to think inquisitively and creatively. Effective Communication gives teachers power to convey complicated ideas and facilitate discussions. When they properly employ Assessment and Feedback through just and effective assessment, they provide constructive help improving students' academic performance. Collaboration and Teamwork are skills that university teachers ought to have to use them when working with their students on problems and solutions.

We must remember that teachers work in multicultural and multilingual environments. The above skills become truly relevant when teachers also employ Intercultural Competence, practicing empathy, open-mindedness, and curiosity toward students from a variety of backgrounds. Understanding and valuing diverse perspectives, cultures, and backgrounds is critical for growing an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where individual perspectives matter.

At the end of this course you will be able to effectivelly and appropriatelly communicate in a diverse academic environment and better understand your multicultural and multilingual educator's workspace.

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