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Unite! Teaching and Learning - Virtual Exchange: Fostering international Student-Teacher collaborations

This series of 12 pedagogical activities is aimed at teaching staff, lecturers and faculty in all Unite! partner institutions (including Ph.D. students and postdocs involved with teaching), who might be interested in sharing and developing teaching and learning practices. We invite you to meet Unite! colleagues while learning how teaching and learning is promoted at different partner universities. The activities – webinars, courses and training events – are run by pedagogical experts from the partner universities and are free of charge for the Unite! community. All “Unite! Teaching and Learning” activities are in English. Some of the activities will award credits. This is the second round of the series "Unite! Teaching and Learning".

Time: Wed 2021-11-10 10.00

Language: English

Participating: Dr. Elisabet Arnó (UPC) and Dr. Miguel Usandizaga (UPC)

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Activity 10: Unite! Teaching and Learning - Virtual Exchange: Fostering international Student-Teacher collaborations
Hosting university: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC)
November 10th, 10.00-11.00 am and November 17th, 10.00-11.00 am + reading and outlining a possible Virtual Exchange partnership.

This activity will include a theoretical background, as well as aims and examples of Virtual Exchange, identifying ways of introducing Virtual Exchange in the curriculum, designing a Virtual Exchange partnership and networking.

Learning outcomes:
• Learn about Virtual Exchange principles and goals
• Become familiar with different Virtual Exchange experiences and networks
• Develop sensitivity towards the integration of linguistic, intercultural, communication skills into university courses
• Learn to design a Virtual Exchange project as a way of internationalizing one’s own courses

Contact person: Araceli Adam, email:

Last day to register for this workshop is October 27th, and to register please follow this link.

On this link you can read more about the series “Unite! Teaching and Learning” and about all the 12 activities in the series.