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Workshop: Inclusive teaching for international students

The workshop will explore how students' differing cultural backgrounds and expectations can inform best teaching practices on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, from 9:30 to 11:00.

The workshop will be held at the CED building, 1911, on Trøjborgvej. Photo: Michael Johansen, AU Foto
Sohan Vartak is facilitating the workshop. He is a fourth year PhD student at the Physics Department at Yale University, Connecticut, USA, where studies computational nuclear theory. At Yale, he has served as a teaching fellow for physics lab and lecture courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a McDougal Teaching Fellow, he hopes to develop new skills that help him connect with and engage students. Photo: Vanessa Bittner

Date: 29 June 2022, from 9:30 to 11:00

The Centre for Educational Development
Building 1911, room 320
Trøjborgvej 82-84
8000 Aarhus C

Registration: Sign up for the workshop here (registration deadline: 28 June 2022)

About the workshop

Universities are becoming increasingly international, with students coming from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds. A robust educational system should be equipped to promote student success in such a diverse environment.

This workshop will explore the ways in which students' differing cultural backgrounds and expectations can inform best teaching practices. In particular, we will consider the challenges that international students can face in the classroom and help you identify strategies and resources that can make your teaching more equitable and inclusive for all students.


Participants will:

  • Understand the types of barriers (e.g., academic, socio-cultural) that can impact international student success
  • Reflect on the cultural/institutional differences that might impact international students at Aarhus University
  • Develop inclusive teaching strategies and identify resources that will make these classrooms more equitable


  1. Introduction + goals
  2. Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  3. Applying UDL
  4. Inclusive assessment and backward design
  5. Backward design activity
  6. Best practices for inclusive assessment
  7. Resources, feedback, and wrap-up