Work-package 4: Implementation of the intercultural paths

WP leader: Durham UniversityThe aim of this WP is testing the planned teaching activities (WP3) in order to identify the most effective ones as best practices for Erasmus students' intercultural education/training. To this end, the intercultural paths conceived in WP3 are provided to five different groups of students by Durham University, University of Bologna, University of Leuven, University of Primorska, and Univeristy of Helsinki.Specific objectives for this WP are:

  • Delivering the intercultural paths (Blocks 1, 2a, 2b and 3) to students in agreement with the methodological directions set up in WP3;
  • Modifying the planned activities in order to meet local peculiarities, necessities and constraints;
  • Identifying results (teaching materials, procedures, methodologies, etc.) which may transfer to other higher education teaching contexts;
  • Suggesting changes to make generalizable as many results as possible.

This WP, leaded by Durham University, sees the involvement of six partners: the five providing the intercultural paths, plus the Open University which supervises the effective functioning of the set of communication tools.The WP leader is in charge of:

  • Ensuring constant and effective linkages with WP3 and WP5;
  • Monitoring that all the intercultural paths are comparable and coherent with the activities planned within WP3;
  • Offering support to the partners;
  • Establishing attendance requirements students must meet to be awarded the project Certificate of Attendance, and coordinating the realization of such certificates.

Partners involved in this WP are in charge of managing the organisational matters related to the implementation of the intercultural paths within their own institutions:

  • Number of students (min 15 – max 30 participants for each block);
  • Criteria for enrolling students -students' backgrounds should be as various as possible in terms of Erasmus destination (or nationality in the case of Block-2b), field of study, etc.;
  • Ways of contacting students;
  • Language(s) of instruction;
  • Class times and length. However, the overall length of each block is fixed centrally;
  • Starting and ending dates (each block must be completed by the relative delivery date)