Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici

Global Encounters in Local Settings

Global Encounters in Local Settings

Practical project-based, interdisciplinary course designed to combine foreign and domestic students so that they can collaborate on developing their interpersonal, intercultural and language competences by participating in real life tasks. Students will work in teams on tasks connected with their study field and involving direct or indirect service to meet the needs of a specific community/institution/organization. The intention of the course is to develop students' generic (transferable) skills like teamwork, project management, interacting with community, reflection as academic practice, build their cultural and interpersonal competencies; to induce understanding of some aspects of intercultural communication so that students will gain awareness of intercultural competence and insights into other global topics depending on their specialization - through methods of cooperative and service learning.


Course title: Global Encounters in Local Settings 1

Number of credits: 5

Course duration: October 2021 – January 2022 (weekly)

Maximum capacity: not limited as students will work in groups

Language: English

Lecturer: prof. PaedDr. Dana Hanesová, PhD.

Learning hours26 hours (2 hours per week)

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)


Anita Dienešová, anita.dienesova@umb.sk 
Petra Žaludová, petra.zaludova@umb.sk 

Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica