Trainings & Events
11 May 2022, 1–5:30 pm
Brussels, Belgium + Online
This seminar is co-organised by: the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA); the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir), VLUHR International, and the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research – Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research in Brussels (DZS-CZELO).
Palacký student volunteers under the guidance of Lenka Nosková and Jana Odevzdaná started providing online Czech language classes to kids in Minneapolis as part of broader collaborations with Czech community at SOKOL and University of Minnesota started in December 2021 by Vice-Rector Vít Procházka and Eva Janebová (IEI).
1 April 2022, 3–4 pm CEST (Olomouc) / 8:00–9:00 pm CDT (Minnesota)
We invite you hybrid meet-and-greet with University of Minnesota to recap and follow up of the newly started interdisciplinary collaborations across faculties of Palacký University Olomouc and University of Minnesota. The meeting will be facilitated by prof. Vít Procházka and dr. Eva Janebová, Dr. Gayle Woodruff and Dr. Christopher Johnstone.
After the meeting, we invite you to a small refreshment and the opportunity to meet in person with dr. Christopher Johnstone (University of Minnesota) and Dave Stepan (Sokol Minnesota) who both are visiting Palacky University (4:00 to 4:30 pm).
The informal gathering will be held in Rector‘s Meeting Room UP and online (Zoom; Meeting ID: 916 5931 4393, Passcode: 308858).
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11 April 2022, 2–3 pm
We invite you to informal hybrid conversation with our dear colleague from University of Minnesota dr. Anne D’Angelo. Dr. Angelo is an Assistent Dean of Global Initiatives in Carlson Business School.
In the meeting, we will discuss these topics:
- The US perspective on International Cooperation in post-Covid era
- New roles of International Officers as International Educators
- Jožka Mestenhauser and his contribution to the field of International educatioon
There is a possibility to talk about the topic you are interested.
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The conference Educating the Whole Being: Inclusive, International and Intercultural Perspectives took place on March 24. The conference was organized by partners of ERASMUS+, Project 2020-1-CZ01-KA226-HE-094288, ‘Mitigating COVID Together: Enhancing Capacities of Academics and Students in Virtual Learning and Teaching Spaces’.
31 March 2022, 4.30 pm–6:00 pm
Based on the cooperation with the Center of Excellence for Internationalization and University of Minnesota, we would like to invite you to the workshop of Dr. Christopher Johnstone and Dr. Eva Janebova on Making the International Classroom Inclusive.
Christopher Johnstone, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on inclusivity in education, from schools to the internationalization of higher education. He currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. He has published over 60 books, journal articles, and chapters, and his recent work has appeared in the Journal of Studies in International Education, Higher Education, and Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and he recently published the book Considering Inclusive Development Across Global Educational Contexts.
The workshop on Making the International Classroom Inclusive will be held at the Faculty of Law, Room A.05 on March 31 from 16:30 to 18:00. The capacity of the workshop is 25 people.
We are launching a joint COIL Academy - a new joint online training programme of 3 Czech universities: IEI at Palacký University Olomouc, Ostrava University, and the University of Hradec Králové together with the Dutch The Hague University of Applied Sciences to support collaborative online teaching and learning (COIL).
When: Always Tuesdays at 16:00 - 17:30 on Oct 12th, Oct 26th, Nov 9th, Nov 23rd, Dec 7th, and Dec 14th
What: 6 virtual sessions (in English) and a helpdesk (in Czech) to help you design and deliver COIL courses with your international partners
Who: for academics from UP, OU, and UHK
Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) is the co-teaching of two or more teachers from universities in different countries who jointly deliver their courses. They provide the students with opportunities to gain international knowledge and to learn in an international classroom without the necessity of travel.
Lead Trainers: Dr. Reinout Klamer and Dr. Jos Beelen, from The Hague University of Applied Sciences, are experts in internationalisation and have long-term experience in COIL practice.
Who Should Participate?
The training is designed for academics from Palacký University, Ostrava University and the University of Hradec Králové to help them design and deliver quality COIL courses with their current or prospective international partners. We encourage academics to attend the training in small groups or tandems with their colleagues from the same discipline/department/faculty so they may help each other in the process of building up new COIL courses.
We also encourage educational specialists from Pedagogical Centres, team leaders, and departmental heads as well as IRO staff to join the academics in the training and learn about this specific internationalization of curriculum process and support COIL from their positions.
What is the Cost?
FREE OF CHARGE for UP, UHK, OU academics (who are expected to actively participate in all sessions).
What Will You Learn?
Six virtual (90 min) sessions are tailor-made for the Czech university context and will guide you through the process of designing a course involving COIL practice. During our interactive workshops, we will work in mixed teams and have both individual, team, plenary assignments, and discussions.
The training will be followed by a “HelpDesk” for academics to support them after the training in practical development. The Helpdesk will be provided by IEI experts in collaboration with THUAS trainers.
The course will give participants a Certificate from The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Research Group Global Learning) based on participation and completion of tasks for each session.
The training is organized thanks to long-term collaboration of IEI team and THUAS internationalization team and the great support of Czech ViceRectors: Jiri Stavovcik (UP), Renáta Tomášková (OU) and Leona Stašová (UHK).
18 November 2021, 13:00 - 17:00
Hosted by The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Den Haag, The Netherlands
This is a half-day symposium designed to share best practices and explore issues around online teaching and virtual exchanges. What further lessons have been learned during COVID times? How can we improve our online delivery to make it both engaging and rigorous for students? What new skill sets do course providers need to employ? How do we keep up with the seemingly never ending pace of technological change?
When: Spring 2021
Registration is CLOSED
What: Our goal is to learn techniques to enhance intercultural competences and broaden Internationalisation at Home activities by knowing how to create more internationally friendly institutional environments.
Who: participants - individual and teams of International Officers from 8 universities from across the Czech Republic
We are delighted that 26 instructors from 12 universities from across the Czech Republic have joined us in Teaching in an International Classroom training in Spring 2021.
The training consisted of two one-day online workshops. These sessions were designed for academic instructors to exchange tips and to broaden the scope of their pedagogical competencies in internationally diverse classrooms and teaching more inclusively. After its completion the participants commented:
The content of the course has been an inspiring combination of cultural awareness, practical training and innovative pedagogical methods of teaching and students´ performance evaluation. I also appreciate the interactivity of the whole course and the attempt to spread the idea of building up an open community of active professionals, who prepare graduates for future careers in the global labour market. (Věra Filipová, JU)
We are grateful to all participants for sharing experience and great ideas and inspiration. We are proud of all our academics' dedication to learning and sharing their work as INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS, we hope that the mutually shared experience will help them be successful in their international classrooms and to overcome barriers to foster international education!
Join us for a virtual coffee to exchange ideas and learn from each other about how we can build capacities of universities in international teaching and learning.
Thursday 8 July, 11:00–11:50 CET
- Eva Janebová and Petra Key from IEI, Palacký University
- Katarzyna Kucharska, Multicultural Projects Coordinator and Intercultural Skills Trainer, University of Warsaw
- Barabara Corravubias Venegas, Remote Work and Learning Expert, Virtual Space Hero
January 26-27, 2021, Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
For more information on Symposium programme and speakers, visit: sls-symposium.upol.cz.
Video recordings of the plenary sessions, panel discussions and worshops are now available online.
Welcome by: Jaroslav Miller, Rector, Palacký University
- Hanneke Teekens, PUM Netherlands
- Dana Petrova, DZS
- Jaroslav Miller, UP
- Robert Coelen, Centre for Internationalisation of Education
- Christopher Johnstone and Gayle Woodruff, University of Minnesota
Group Discussions: Challenges and Opportunities (Czech and English)
Roundtable: Josef Mestenhauser’s Legacy in the Czech Republic
- Eva Janebová and Christopher Medalis, IEI UP
Closing Address: Strategic Leadership of Internationalization of Tomorrow’s Universities
- Sabine Pendl, Past President, EAIE
Workshop 1: Internationalization at Home and Capacity Building Through Learning Communities
- Jos Beelen, Hanneke Teekens
Workshop 2: Intersectional Collaborations: the Key to Internationalized Learning
- Jakub Tesař, Robert Coelen
Closing Remarks: Martin Kudláček, UP