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Course Title: 0301 Virtual International Exchange: Intercultural Communication and Inclusion in Global Educational Contexts

Course Description

Global citizenship is the umbrella term for social, political, environmental, and economic actions of globally minded individuals.  Globally minded individuals are able to understand and actively engage with the world for the purpose of creating just and sustainable communities.  From the perspective of education, an educator with a global mindset is able to nurture respect and build classrooms communities that are more peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive.  Unfortunately, our local contexts and mandates become roadblocks and gatekeepers of global mindsets.  As such, intercultural competencies are seldom explored and developed. As a response to the need to develop intercultural competencies and a global mindset, the Department of Childhood- and School Pedagogy at Justus Liebig University (JLU) in Giessen, Germany, and the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee-Wisconsin have partnered to offer a summer virtual exchange course. 


This seven-week virtual exchange includes a series of synchronous and asynchronous collaborative opportunities and lectures. Lectures will be taught by faculty and staff from both JLU and UWM and will cover topics such as intercultural communication, inclusion, and diversity.


Social Sciences and Cultural Studies


Department of Childhood and School Pedagogy


Team Professur Grundschulpädagogik/Annika Brück-Hübner, Anja Seifert

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/2023 - 14/07/2023

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Synchronous classes will meet in plenary on June 21, June 28, July 5, and July 12 from 5 to 8 pm (UTC+1, German time) or respectively from 10 am to 1 pm (UTC-6, Wisconsin-Milwaukee). In addition, a tutorial led by a student assistant will be held on June 23, June 30, and July 7 from 5-7 (UTC+1, German time) or respectively from 10 to 12 am (UTC-6, Wisconsin-Milwaukee). The participation in the tutorial is obligatory.

Online Tool for Teaching

BigBlueButton, Ilias, Stud.IP

Language of Instruction


Target Group



Englisch, (optional German B1)



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