Teaching and Learning in Multicultural Contexts MOOC, created by Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Opens 8 May 2023 with free access until 5 May 2024.
The growth of human mobility together with globalization are shaping the demographics of many societies and of many interactive contexts, including new ways of learning and of working modalities. Thus, the possibility of facing intercultural relationships, even without moving, is today very frequent. And in the academic contexts, the internationalization of higher education makes the issue of teaching and learning in multicultural contexts, whether in person or online, relevant and essential to be learned and managed effectively.
This MOOC is divided into six weeks, with an estimate of 2-3 hours of time per week. It is addressed mainly to university teachers, with the aim to enhance their intercultural and global citizens’ skills and practices, so they can consciously foster the same skills in their students. It is open to anyone who is interested in understanding cultural diversity, thus to better live together and collaborate in multicultural contexts. It is taught in English, and it is offered without charge.
One of the instructors will be Maura di Mauro, affiliated with CID, who developed it for the Politecnico of Milan and for Somali National University.