WIE (Women in Engineering) Affinity Group
Hrvatska sekcija IEEE Vas u četvrtak, 12. lipnja 2014. godine, s početkom u 14:00 sati (dvorana D259) poziva na predavanje:
Brief Description of The Multicultural Classroom
Događaj je organiziran u sklopu "Profesionalnih aktivnosti" hrvatske sekcije IEEE, uz supokroviteljstvo interesne skupine „Žene u inženjerstvu“ te odjela za „Menadžment u inženjerstvu“.
Jezik predavanja je engleski, a predvidio trajanje izlaganja 45 min. Predavanje je otvoreno za sve zainteresirane.
Predavanje će održati FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriele Abermann, Professor of English and Intercultural Communication in the degree programme Information Technology and Systems Management at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
Sažetak predavanja i životopis predavača nalaze se u nastavku obavijesti.
Today's engineering graduates will work in a globalized workplace and are thus required to cope with a multifaceted, fast changing and multicultural environment. Intercultural competence – the ability to communicate and behave appropriately and effectively across cultural boundaries – is therefore one of the key qualifications that higher educational institutions should impart. This is, however, no small task as research shows that exposure to intercultural encounters without proper intervention measures and critical reflection will not transfer into a skills gain. Using the critical incident method, this lecture will address aspects relevant for the multicultural classroom and impacting student learning, such as culturally influenced communication and learning styles. These, in turn, may have significant consequences for assessment methods and exam results. A discussion of Milton Bennett's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and Darla Deardorff's Pyramidal Model of Intercultural Confidence will reflect on the necessity of continuous learning both on the teachers' and students' sides.
Dr. Gabriele Abermann is Professor of English and Intercultural Communication in the degree programme Information Technology and Systems Management at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. She has served as Vice Rector with a focus on teaching and internationalization from 2011 to 2013. As Director of International Relations from 2004 to 2013 she has been seminal in building and extending the institution’s partner network as well as in implementing the internationalization strategy. Dr. Abermann holds a PhD in English language and literature and has extensive teaching experience in Austria and abroad. She has been involved in several EU-funded projects in the area of e-learning and student mobility. She has coordinated the SKILL2E project, the first Austrian university-enterprise cooperation project, which aimed at enhancing the intercultural competence acquisition of students on transnational placements and intensifying the dialogue between universities and enterprises. She has also acted as one of the six Austrian national Bologna experts.