Teaching in the glocal university

This course is an introduction to the main issues surrounding teaching and learning at an international university.

This course round is fully booked. You can still register for the waiting list.

What is the course about?

Based on evidence-based scholarship of teaching and learning, discussions, and own reflections, it will enable participants to reflect upon their current teaching practices, while gaining a better understanding and appreciation of their students, their backgrounds and needs.

Through this course, participants will be able to integrate elements of international / intercultural education within an instance of teaching.

Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to be able to:

  • Discuss the shifting field of internationalisation of education, including its linkages to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), sustainable and transformative education at university and its impact on teaching and learning, reflecting upon the specific context of KI
  • Reflect upon how teacher roles are shaped by own beliefs, values, and attitudes through the practice of cultural humility.
  • Analyse the pedagogical implications of teaching and learning through English as a lingua franca in teaching practice
  • Examine teaching and learning perspectives related to Agenda 2030, including sustainable health
  • Identify appropriate tools and strategies for the management of the global/local classroom
  • Observe a teaching instance with a focus on the glocal university
  • Integrate perspectives related to cultural humility, English as a lingua franca, Agenda 2030 by revising own course materials and teaching practices, justifying changes.

Course modules

  • Module I: The complexities of internationalization
  • Module II: Exploring cultural humility
  • Module III: Teaching in English at the university
  • Module IV: Education for Sustainable Development and health
  • Module V: Teaching, learning and assessment
  • Final assignment: Reviewing a teaching instance

How does the course unfold?

This blended learning course is equivalent to two weeks of full-time academic studies. The course includes one face-to-face session and four sessions online.

The course will be laid out over a semester, mainly conducted via the learning platform Canvas through mandatory individual written assignments and literature reviews, as well as group discussions and peer feedback in small groups. Detailed instructions on course assignments, group discussions and specific deadlines are available on Canvas.

This course is a continuation course and it is recommended that KI teachers have previously followed the course GHPD or have had basic training in higher education pedagogy.

Course dates Autumn 2024

8 Oct 2024 to 10 Dec 2024 (equivalent to 2-weeks full-time study).

  • Meeting 1: 8 Oct 9-16h (Solna Face-to-face)
  • Meeting 2: 22 Oct 9-12h (Zoom)
  • Meeting 3: 12 Nov 9-12h (Zoom)
  • Meeting 4: 26 Nov 9-12h (Zoom)
  • Meeting 5: 10 Dec 9-12h (Zoom)

Course dates Spring 2025

  • Meeting 1: 12 March, 9-16h (face-to-face)
  • Meeting 2: 26 March, 9-12h (zoom)
  • Meeting 3: 15 April 9-12h (zoom)
  • Meeting 4: 7 May 9-12h (zoom)
  • Meeting 5: 21 May 9-12h (zoom)


  • Carroll, J. (2017) Tools for Teaching in an Educationally Mobile World. Routledge


The course is in English.
Maximum number of participants: 15.


Assessment of course ILOs will take place by completion of the following assignments:

  • Written report on course/syllabus revision and micro-teaching session.
  • Observation of a teaching situation, focusing on the context of the international classroom.
  • Written critical incident related to the international classroom.

Course leader

Profile image

Natalie Jellinek

Affiliated to Teaching/Tutoring;Educational Developer

Course facilitators