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Project

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Summary

There is a clear need for training teachers working with migrant students, to reform the delivery of support for these learners, integrating at the same time an intercultural dimension for all learners. HE4u2 will develop an approach to the intercultural dimension of existing curricula, CPD courses for staff, and policy recommendations focusing on the curricula and the teachers of adults in HE, who often provide access for disadvantaged groups, are student-centred, have specialised support and are linked to regional agencies.

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Works planned

  • Produce a meta-analysis of best practices from relevant research and tools across Europe and survey current learners from diverse backgrounds to obtain their views
  • Design, test and finalise innovative pedagogy in 21 different curricula and elaborate guidelines for developing such curricula
  • Design, test and finalise CPD courses incorporating ECTS, for HE teachers, adaptable to other settings
  • Produce a policy paper with recommendations for HEIs and national and European policy makers

Partners will work with policy actors at national level whereas eucen will do this at European level throughout the project

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Outputs expected

  • Analysis of the desk research carried out
  • Repository of best practices and useful literature sources
  • Analysis of the data collected from migrant and ethnic minority students
  • 21 reviewed curricula in different disciplines and at diverse HE levels that integrate intercultural support
  • Guidelines for academics giving guidance to migrant and ethnic minorities and guidelines for non-academics giving support to academics
  • Course for HE staff working with migrant and ethnic minorities

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Policy agenda

HE4u2 will contribute to the reform of teaching and learning making HEIs more diversified, responsive and competitive. Its innovative approach of integrating inclusive pedagogy into existing curricula will mediate obstacles for learners from migrant backgrounds and value their contribution to the intercultural dimension for all learners. It will develop guidelines for HE teachers and other support staff across the system and elaborate a CPD course for HE staff.
This work will allow the project to produce a policy paper and set of recommendations to impact on the national and European policy agenda

Students listening to teacher in class on a whiteboard; Shutterstock ID 133805591; PO: aol; Job: production; Client: drone

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Activities

The project has planned 3 transnational events in which different levels of members of staff of 7 different EU countries will participate. These transnational events will give the opportunity to participants to share different views and different problems, discuss how to face these situations and learn from each other.
The events are planned in Porto (November 2016), Thessalonica (September 2017) and Brussels (April 2018), this last one is open to key stakeholders as well
The project will also have a final dissemination activity in Barcelona, November 2018

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How to be involved?

Do you like our project and would like to be involved? Can you bring in your experiences? Would you like to be updated about our activities? You can contact the project [he4u2@eucen.eu] and request to be added to our distribution list. You can also request to become an Associate Partner. Let us know if you are interested and we will let you know how to proceed!

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