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Welcome to the IntRef project!

The Intercultural Reflection on Teaching (IntRef) project aims to stimulate reflective dialogue and collaborative problem-solving between academics across different countries, institutions, 
departments and disciplines, facilitated by technology. 

Black and white photo set in a classroom. The student in front of you is raising their hand.
Photo by Felicia Buitenwerf on Unsplash

The project is underpinned by research on reflection on teaching and aims to enhance participants’ teaching, self-efficacy and intercultural competence.

Funded by Erasmus+, IntRef is made of a consortium of Durham University, United Kingdom (project coordinator), Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, and the University of Padova in Italy.

We have developed three intercultural reflective activities:

  • Intercultural Reflecting Team where you share cases arisen in your practice and discuss these with a transnational group, facilitated by video-conferencing.
  • Intercultural Teaching Process Recall where you film your own teaching, watch the recording and share a short excerpt during a mutually supportive transnational meeting.
  • Intercultural Peer Observation where you film your own teaching and form transnational pairs/teams in which recordings are shared and discussed in a one-to-one synchronous virtual chat.

The project outputs include a technological toolkit, walk-through manual for each method, and case studies.

Erasmus+ Grant No. 2018-1-UK01-KA203-04792