Multicultural Classrooms: Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (MULTICLASS)

The rapid change in the world affects not only the economy but also the education system. Due to exchange programs, the number of foreign students in higher education is increasing day by day. In addition, government scholarships, online education courses offered by universities, and ultimately the increase in the number of refugees and asylum seekers are other factors that increase the number of foreign students from different religions, languages, cultures, and ethnicities. In order to cope with this situation and to provide effective, high-quality, inclusive, and multicultural education, the main actors in universities are the “lecturers”. In this context, the project aims to develop the skills and competencies of academic staff in order to work in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

The project specific objectives are as follows:

1. To develop an innovative short-term staff training curriculum, a didactical guideline, and a set of teaching materials.

2. To develop an innovative Learning Management System (LMS) for virtual staff training, online courses, and internal communication of the partnership.

3. To develop, implement and test short-term staff training courses

4. To develop a sustainable dissemination and exploitation strategy to make sure the project results will be beneficial to all higher education organizations in the EU

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November, 2022 to August, 2024

Project coordinator: 

İzmir Katip Çelebi University