Global Encounters in Local Settings

Global Encounters in Local Settings

Course title: Global Encounters in Local Settings

Number of credits: 5

Study degree: bachelor, master

Language: English

Lecturer: prof. Dana Hanesová

Learning hours: 26 h

Course content:

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.

Learning objectives:

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.


Participation in this will contribute to development of student's generic/transversal skills, namely the following:

  • Plurilingual and Intercultural competence (working in international teams)
  • Problem solving and Team-work
  • Interpersonal and other Social competences
  • Improved social interaction and communication skills-Increased willingness to take risks and seek challenges
  • Leadership development skills
  • Time management and Planning
  • Critical and reflective thinking
  • Active citizenship


These objectives will be achieved through cooperative activities carried out in international teams. The succes of these team activities are only feasible based on the interaction of the different languages and cultures that the participating students represent.

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