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 this way contributing to the competition on learning and teaching designs for international students. 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. The authors of these revised contributions are to be awarded a €400 prize. Three individuals have been invited to present their teaching models at the featured round table Educating for a change. How can internationalised education contribute to a more just world, which took place during the 2021 ECPR plenary conference. The authors of the selected proposals are the following:

Tobias Novak

University of Groningen

Calling Brussels: An Innovative Teaching Project

Gorana Misic

Bard College Berlin

Student-led case teaching and assessment flexibility

Nils Droste

Lund University

Simulations and Politics of Nature game in a course on Global Environmental Politics

Tamara Kolaric

Bard College Berlin

Learning via films about the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia

Mari-Liis Jakobson

Tallinn University

Using class discussions in Civil Society and Democracy course

Ekaterina Ananyeva

Charles University in Prague

Group discussions and peer learning in a course on Russian foreign policy

Cristiano Gianolla, Cláudia Pato Carvalho and Manuela Guilherme

University of Coimbra

Encouraging student dialogue in the Critical Intercultural Dialogue course

Alessandra Santoiani

University of Vienna

Incorporating board game and film into the course Heterogeneity, diversity and inclusion in the school context

Daniela Irerra

University of Catania

Game of Peace, a simulation model of Global Civil Society course

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 to the part A of the survey.

Privacy notice:

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.

For information around how Survey Monkey store survey data, please see their Privacy Policy: