Online Study Day “Internationalization of the Curriculum 2024”
Session 1: “Exploring the Intersection of AI and TBLT in Higher Education” by Sam Gravell
Join us for an engaging hands-on workshop that delves into the integration of Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) and the transformative power of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, with a special focus on ChatGPT, in the realm of higher education. This interactive session encourages participants to thoroughly examine the components of TBLT – from conducting needs analysis and designing materials, to assessment – while simultaneously unveiling how AI can innovatively enhance each step. Through practical examples and case studies, attendees will acquire a comprehensive understanding of both implementing TBLT and leveraging AI tools, promoting a well-rounded approach that can truly revolutionize EMI teaching and learning experiences.
About the speaker: Sam is a dynamic training specialist and language instructor, specializing in creating custom educational materials and applying tech-integrated methodologies. An advocate for task-based language learning, he focuses on fluency and practical application. Sam thrives in the challenges of the 21st century, eagerly advancing his own skills while fostering growth and development in others.
Session 2: “Internationalization of the Curriculum” by Dr. Konstantinos Petridis
How can you implement internationalization into your courses? The Erasmus+ Programme introduces a novel approach known as the Blended Intensive Programme (BIP). This initiative requires collaboration between at least three Higher Education Institutions from participating Erasmus+ countries. The objective is to design a course that fosters innovative instructional and learning methods. This approach not only internationalizes the curriculum but also promotes a dynamic and interactive learning environment.
About the speaker: Dr. Konstantinos Petridis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (HMU) in Greece. In addition to his academic role, he also serves as the Director of the International Relations Office and holds the position of Vice Rector of Internationalization. Dr. Petridis has been actively involved in coordinating Erasmus Projects since 2005, demonstrating his commitment to international education. His leadership roles include coordinating two Lifelong Learning Programme Curriculum Development Projects, two Intensive Programs, two Strategic Partnership projects, and two Capacity Building Projects for Higher Education. Furthermore, he has contributed as a partner to over ten other Erasmus projects. His significant contributions to the Erasmus actions have earned him recognition from both the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and the European Association of Erasmus Coordinators (EAEC). His extensive experience and dedication make him a valuable asset in the field of international education.
Zoom link: https://technion.zoom.us/j/91592080363
November 12, 2023
Dr. Konstantinos Petridis
Mr. Sam Gravell