Educational Developer and Senior Lecturer for the Unit for Medical Education (UME) at Karolinska Institutet (KI)
Developing intercultural perspectives for our students and for our teachers
This keynote will address how to enable teaching staff to understand issues related to intercultural competence in the international classroom. The focus will be placed on the curriculum and constructively aligning the aims of international education – namely, making sure the students develop the linguistic and cultural competences, as well as the international disciplinary learning and global engagement, which are necessary to live and thrive in a globalised world. Within the context of these challenges, this interactive presentation will focus on the definition of intercultural competence as an outcome of an internationalised study programme, its associated learning outcomes and criteria for competence. Participants will be asked to reflect together using online tools (please bring a connected device with you).
Jennifer Valcke is an Educational Developer and Senior Lecturer for the Unit for Medical Education (UME) at Karolinska Institutet (KI). Her role includes teaching, training and advising on issues related to intercultural education and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Jennifer provides support and prepares teaching staff for the challenges of the multilingual and multicultural learning space); and she also provides support for educational leaders to implement KI’s internationalisation strategy. Jennifer is currently leading a STINT Strategic Grant (2017-2020) to internationalise the curriculum of five of KI’s study programmes. Born in Brussels, of British and Belgian parents, Jennifer has lived and studied in Nigeria, Belgium and Scotland, and is fluent in French, English, Italian, Spanish and is currently learning Swedish.