Funded by HBS Learning & Teaching Award. Collaborative work with colleagues from the Business School, UH.
Dr Gwyneth James
There is a significant proportion of students with diverse cultural background studying at HBS and at UH more widely. The present project will examine what students and staff perceive as the most relevant challenges and opportunities resulting from this high level of internationalisation or super-diversity (Vertovec, 2007) in order to identify a list of challenges typical of multicultural classrooms. The project will investigate teaching and learning in this context with special emphasis on assessment and feedback.
The project will apply the concept of intercultural competence (Byram, 1997; Deardorff, 2006) to identify a list of competences to meet challenges and to establish a list of successful strategies applied by students and staff to cope with challenges and take advantage of the opportunities.