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The event will take place in the summer semester 2017.


  • Diana Bücker, Department of Higher Education Didactics (Centre for Higher Education)
  • Britta Platt, International Affairs Department


Almost every tenth student at the TU Dortmund comes to study in Dortmund from abroad. These students have gone through a different educational socialisation in their school years and often also during their studies than their German fellow students. Diversity in teaching and learning cultures is therefore increasingly an issue in teaching and poses new challenges for teachers.
The workshop will focus on the question of how different cultural backgrounds can lead to difficulties and misunderstandings in teaching. We will discuss German and international cultural standards in comparison and how they affect teaching and learning. In various practical exercises, we will develop a new perspective on dealing with international students.

The workshop will take place on 11.07.2017.