Between May and September 2020 we administered a survey entitled Teaching practices that enhance learning for international students. The survey sought to advance our understanding on the role and relevance of pedagogy and learning design in improving internationalization and boosting international student experience and student success at European universities. The survey was moreover designed to uncover the factors that contribute to effective learning outcomes and identify good teaching practices that make this objective attainable.

Survey participants were invited to upload a description of their teaching practice. In December 2020 a committee comprised from Gabriela Pleschova (Comenius University in Bratislava), Silviu Piros (Free University Brussels) and Renate Klaasen (Delft University of Technology) selected nine innovative proposals and encouraged the authors to develop their pitch into teaching models to be shared online in a good practice repository and a book. Three individuals have been invited to present their teaching models at the 5th European Conference on Teaching and Learning (EuroTLC), which is planned to take place in Bratislava in June 2022. The authors of the selected proposals are the following:

Tobias Novak


University of Groningen

Gorana Misic


Bard College Berlin

Nils Droste


Lund University

Tamara Kolaric


Bard College Berlin

Mari-Liis Jakobson


Tallinn University

Ekaterina Ananyeva


Charles University in Prague

Cristiano Gianiolla


University of Coimbra

Alessandra Santoiani


University of Vienna

Daniela Irerra


University of Catania

The survey data will be used to write a study on the topic of enhancing internationalization and student learning experience. Also, they will be used to showcase examples of good practice while supporting learning in international classes. The survey administrators thank all 94 individuals who contributed with their responses.

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This survey was undertaken as part of the project IMPACT Improving academic teaching and internationalization through enhanced competences of university teachers. Erasmus+ Strategic partnerships 2019-1-SK01-KA203-060671. The survey data was collected by the ECPR, and has been shared with the project team. While processing data, personal information such as the names, institutions, etc. will not be shared with any additional parties and all individuals who provide their data in Part B will be asked for their permission before publishing any part from their description of teaching practice.

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