Event Date/Time: Nov 28, 2012
End Date/Time: Nov 30, 2012
Paper Submission Date:
Aug 31, 2012
This conference aims at the scientific, pragmatic and policy awareness among scholars who face the direct need to make their curricula more culturally fair. European exchange programs like the Erasmus Mundus, the U.S. Council on International Educational Student Exchange, and the Euro-American â€œAtlantisâ€ program, they all envisage an urgent agenda on how to balance local with the more global criteria in higher education. This conference helps you to build your networks and international consortia on how to be a key player
in this emergent trend.
These include, but are not limited to the following topics:
1. Technologies for spreading learning around the world
2. Higher Education and International student exchange
3. Learning far away from home and close to your future colleagues
4. Learning in multicultural contexts
5. Virtual presence as option for extending the studentsâ€™ learning space
6. Formal and pragmatic obstacles and opportunities in student exchange programs
7. Double- versus joint degrees
8. Funding resources for staff and student exchange
9. How to establish campuses as multicultural communities
10. Coping with incompatibility in semester-, trimester and quarter year course periods
11. Trade-offs between student exchange in the bachelor- versus the master stage?
12. Will English be the default language for master courses around the globe?
13. Does studying abroad imply â€œliving together with local studentsâ€, or prefer â€œinternational student housesâ€?
14. How to recruit highly talented students abroad?
15. How to defend the yielded higher criterion to the access of regional- and local students?
16. How to evaluate studentsâ€™ readiness for studying abroad?
17. Acculturation: what preliminary intercultural need to be trained before been sent to a study abroad?
This conference will focus both on the acute main streams of student exchange:
- Eastern Asia to Europe, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand
- Among Western and Eastern European countries
- Among Spain, Portugal and Southern American countries
- Among Europe and the U.S.