Final IEREST symposium

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IEREST Symposium
Mobile students’ intercultural learning: Exploring forms of assessment

09.00-17.00, Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Interpreting and Translation
Via Filippo Re, 8, Bologna
Aula Magna

The symposium
The symposium aimed to explore how to include intercultural learning assessment within the IEREST teaching resources. Even though assessment was not originally among the project objectives, reflections about how to assess mobile students’ intercultural learning have developed with IEREST from the very beginning. During this final project event, the IEREST partners reflected on the results through the lens of assessment issues. The project objectives, methods, and materials were showcased and commented together with international experts of language and intercultural learning, HEIs representatives, international offices, researchers and academics, teachers and students.

Programme (download the programme).

9.00:   Arrival and Registration
9.15:   Welcome and overview of the day
                Ana Beaven, IEREST project coordinator, University of Bologna
                Daniela Gallingani, President of the School of Foreign Languages and Literature, Interpreting and Translation,
                University of Bologna

                Monica Turci, Vice Head of Teaching and Learning - Language Centre, University of Bologna
                Roberto Vecchi, Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Literature, and Cultures, University of Bologna
9.30:   IEREST and assessment: A complex story
                Claudia Borghetti, University of Bologna
10.00: Keynote - Demystifying Intercultural Outcomes Assessment: Myths and Principles
                Darla Deardorff, Duke University
10.45: Coffee break
11.00: The IEREST activities: An overview
                Prue Holmes, Durham University
11.30: Parallel workshops
        Workshop 1: Activity “One, two, many… Erasmus experiences”
                Luisa Bavieri, University of Bologna
                Lucia Livatino, University of Bologna
                Workshop 2: Activity “Intercultural geography”
                Irina Golubeva, AEDEE-Hungary
                Basil Vassilicos, University of Leuven
13.00: Lunch
14.00: Keynote - Exploring the potential of dynamic assessment for fostering students' interculturality
                Claudia Harsch, University of Warwick
14.45: Workshop 3: Striving for assessment strategies in IEREST
                Ana Beaven, University of Bologna
                Jan Van Maele, University of Leuven
16.15: Roundtable: Integrating IEREST with assessment practices in higher education
                Facilitator: John Osborne (University of Savoie Mont Blanc, Chambéry)
                Monica Barni (University for Foreigners of Siena)
                Neva Čebron (University of Primorska, Koper)
                Andrea Ceccherelli (University of Bologna)
                Darla Deardorff (Duke University)
                Francesco Girotti (University of Bologna)
                Claudia Harsch (University of Warwick)
                Erika Hepple (Queensland University of Technology)
                Carla Salvaterra (University of Bologna)
17.00: Concluding comments

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