lundi 28 avril 2014

Course and workshop opportunities on teaching and learning

As part of the project “Innovative Doctoral Education for Global Food Security”, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden) and Makerere University (Uganda) invite qualified applicants to participate in the upcoming course(s) and workshop(s) focused on teaching and learning in higher education. The project will cover the costs of travel, housing and meals during the course and/or workshop.
We welcome your application!
1)      Transferable Skills Training for Successful Doctoral Students - Global and Local Perspectives
The course will cover some of the essential skills and competences required for all doctoral students to succeed in their studies, allowing participants to join a regional network while gaining global and local perspectives in an interdisciplinary context.
The three main section of the course are as follows:
When? 2 – 20 June 2014
Where? Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
Who can participate? Doctoral students in the area of Global Food Security (all disciplinary fields) from the following universities will be prioritized:
  • Makerere University (Uganda),
  • SLU (Sweden),
  • National University of Rwanda (Rwanda),
  • Sokoine University (Tanzania)
  • Jomo Kenyatta University (Kenya).
Applicants from other universities are accepted if places are available. Participants will be selected based on distribution between universities, engagement with issues of global food security and seeking a gender balance.
Costs? The project will cover the costs for travel, housing, and meals during the course.
Application? Please fill out the form at the application site
 
2)      Workshop for Improving and Internationalizing University Courses
This workshop will focus on helping participants improve their current courses by focusing on course design and the relationship between Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Teaching & Learning Activities and Assessment. Given the make-up and context of the workshop, great attention will be paid to internationalization and its implications for teaching and learning. All participants are expected to bring a current course outline with them.
Upon completion of this workshop, the participant is expected to be able to:
1)      Reflect about his/her role as a lecturer in their own university context
2)      Apply the theory of constructive alignment in the preparation of their courses, justifying choices.
3)      Justify choice of instructional strategy aimed at facilitating active learning in different contexts
4)      Integrate an internationalization perspective in the preparation of their courses

When? 10 – 12 June 2014

Where? Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Who can participate? Lecturers with several years of teaching experience, active in the area of Global Food Security (all disciplinary fields) from the following universities will be prioritized:

  • Makerere University (Uganda),
  • SLU (Sweden),
  • National University of Rwanda (Rwanda),
  • Sokoine University (Tanzania)
  • Jomo Kenyatta University (Kenya).

Applicants from other universities are accepted if places are available. Participants will be selected based on distribution between universities, engagement with issues of global food security and seeking a gender balance.

Costs? The project will cover the costs for travel, housing, and meals during the workshop.

Application? Please fill out the form at the application site

For more information please visit: http://www.slu.se/en/international/slu-global/food-security-initiative/2012/workshops-for-senior-staff/teaching-learning-workshop/