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What is the IntRef project?

The IntRef project combines the development of innovative methods that enhance and internationalise reflection on university teaching with evaluation and research . Academics are linked across institutional and national boundaries through technology such as video recordings and video conferencing to facilitate communication and exchange about learning, teaching and assessment. Participants are involved in one or more of the reflective methods.

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.

What have we done?

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 ran for three years, starting on the 1st of September 2019 and finishing on the 31st of August 2021.


This project was funded under the Erasmus+ 2018 Key Action 203 Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education programme
Reference number 2018-1-UK01-KA203-047920