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Conference program

NTNU’s Diversity Conference, 16 – 17 September 2014:

Learning and Teaching in a Diverse Norway
16 September  2014
 09:00 - 10:00      Registration
10:00 - 10:15      Opening welcome
10:15- 11:15       Opening keynote:  Kevin Haines, University of Groningen (RUG) 
                               The RUG ‘International classroom’ project:  achievments and challenges
11:30 - 13:00      Plenary session:  Round table:  Designing for diversity
Papers                 From introduction to transition:  redesigning the introductory MSc Biology course
Tor Jørgen Almaas, NTNU
                                Lessons learned from a Masters programme in International Fisheries management
                                Melania Borit, Michaela Aschan and Jorge Santos, University of Tromsø
                                Fighting covert discrimination by concept learning
                                Inger Langseth, NTNU
14:00 - 15:00      Parallel session
Paper presentation:    Intergroup relations and language development:  Norwegian students’ friendships with 
                                         non-Scandinavian students
                                         Ute Gabriel, NTNU and Hermann Swart, Stellenbosch University
Interactive workshop: Designing international learning outcomes
Jude Carroll, Independant Educational Consultant, Oxford, UK
15:00 - 15:30      Coffee
15:30 - 16:30      Parallel session
Paper presentation:    Inclusion and language issues:  Is English a must for a global university?
Peter Berg, NTNU
Open Forum and discussion:  Delegates can bring their issues, concerns and ideas
 16:30                     Plenary and summary
19:00                     Conference dinner
17 September 2014
08:30 - 09:00       Coffee
09:00                     Keynote:  Joyce Myra Kling-Soren, University of Copenhagen
                               The challenges of learning and teaching in English
10:00 - 11:00      Plenary session:  Round table:  Supporting skills and language development
                               Enhancing academic literacy among second language students
                               Marit Greek, Kari Mari Jonsmoen, Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences
                               Sharing diversity through writing:  laying the groundwork for a sustainable writing centre
                               Nancy Lea Eik-Nes, NTNU
11:00 - 11:30       Coffee
11:30 - 12:30       Plenary session:  Round table:  Supporting skills development
                               Ready to Learn!: enhancing student readiness through an introduction program
                               Anne M. Skumsnes, Østfold University College
                               Using reflection to develop intercultural teamwork skills:  lessons from Experts in Teams at NTNU
                               Nina Haugland, NTNU (presented by Bjørn Sortland, NTNU)
12:30 - 13:00      Wrap up plenary:  what is the way forward?
13:00                     Lunch and departure