International Teaching Week

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You can look forward already now to the next ITW held in November 2018 (5th–9th).

 

Our International Teaching Week (ITW) is a small teaching event with big impact. During this week 6–10 incoming teachers have classes for altogether about 500 students (mostly home students but also international ones). The ITW guarantees realization of at least 8 teaching hrs (usually in 4 teaching units, each of them for a group up to 20 students) per each participating teacher.

The ITW is held twice an academic year: November in autumn semester and April in spring semester. Language of instruction is English.

Participating teachers won’t only teach, but also have possibility (if interested in) to visit classes of other ITW colleagues, to meet their "same-teaching-area" Czech colleagues, to discuss prospective research and project topics of common interest, to visit our modern application centre BALUO, to experience welcome dinner in a real Czech pub and to discover beauties of our wonderful historical city Olomouc.

The ITW was developed as a tool of "internationalization at home" and as a motivational feature of English language classes. Once in a semester, students of Bachelor’s degree have, instead of their regular English language class, a lecture/seminar/workshop/class in gym with an international, English speaking teacher. This is the core of the ITW but classes of the ITW teachers are also included in other courses related to their field of expertise according to the teaching topic/s they offer.

Realization of the ITW is based on support of the Erasmus+ programme. Teachers wishing to participate are kindly recommended to ask at their home institution for possibility of getting an Erasmus+ grant for teaching mobility. For this purpose your institution needs to have Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreement with Palacký University Olomouc.

We welcome also colleagues for Erasmus+ staff training. The ITW friendly environment offers young academics opportunity to get their first experience in teaching abroad.  These young academics can prepare just one teaching topic and repeat it four or five times for different groups of students. To realize staff training, the Erasmus+ Bilateral Agreement is not needed.

Good command in English (at least B2 according to CEFR for non-native speakers) is essential to be accepted as our ITW teacher.

If you wish to participate or get more information, plese contact Tereza Kučerová (tereza.kucerova@upol.cz).

We look forward to meeting you and experiencing your teaching in Olomouc :-)

Previous ITWs

12th International Teaching Week

April 9th–13th 2018

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Teachers and their topics

Ali Abbasi, Kharazmi University, Iran
Pia Simona Făgăraș, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Târgu Mures, Romania
Malgorzata Fortuna, Karkonosze College in Jelenia Góra, Poland
Farhad Ghadiri, Kharazmi University, Iran
Patricia Jackman, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Neda Khaledi, Kharazmi University, Iran
Malcolm MacLean, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Haydn Morgan, University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Pezhman Motamedi, Kharazmi University, Iran
Franky Mulloy, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Donna Windard, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom

11th International Teaching Week

November 6th–10th 2017

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Teachers and their topics

Reza Abdollahipour (Iran), Palacký University Olomouc
Alex Carre, Centre for Sport and Exercise Education, Camosun College, Canada
Lenka Dušková, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
Fan Gaosheng, Beijing Sport University, China
Sevim Güllü, Istanbul University, Turkey
Simona Šafaříková, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
Gregory J. Welk, Iowa State University, College of Human Sciences, USA

10th International Teaching Week

April 3rd–7th 2017

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Teachers and their topics

Adela Badau, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Dana Badau, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures, Romania
Marie Biermann, Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln, Germany
Cora Burnett, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Billy Graeff, Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), Brasil
Debbie Hellerstein, Academic College at Wingate, Israel
Anastasyia Khomutova, University of Brighton, UK
Engela van der Klashorst, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Geoff Kohe, University of Worcester, UK
Yael Netz, Academic College at Wingate, Israel
Graham Spacey, University of Brighton, UK
Sima Zach, Academic College at Wingate, Israel

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8th International Teaching Week

April 8th–14th 2016

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Teachers and their topics

Justyna Cieplik: Railway Heritage Tourism – Polish and Czech Perspective
Jonathan Hughes: Monitoring Neuromuscular Performance in Team Sport Athletes; Neuromuscular Readiness to Perform in Fileld Based Sports
Jolanta Jablonkowska: Backpacking – A Comtemporary Form of Travel
Bilal Karakoc: Sport Ergonomics; Sport Marketing
Geoffery Kohe: Advertures in an Olympic State; Finding Unexpected Plaesure in Physical Activity Obsession: Geocaching, Healthy Lifestyles and Global Participatory Communities
Malcolm McLean: Developing Community Health & Physical Activity Interventions: What Are We Trying to Achieve?; Assessing Comunity Health & Physical Activity Interventions: How Do We Know They Work?
Kwok Ng: Using International Classification of Functioning (ICF) as a Part of Physical Activity Assessment
Ahmet Haktan Sivrikaya: Do You Know HEMSBALL?

7th International Teaching Week

November 2nd–6th 2015

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Teachers and their topics

Jeff J. Martin: Disability Sport and Exercise Psychology: From Paralympics to Physical Activity Participation
Mary-Grace de La Peña & Shaheera Ajmal: Reliability of Breathing Assessment and Chest Expansion Measurement in Children
Nuala O'Donovan: Irish Dancing
Eliza Souza: Forró: A Brazilian Dance
Ilse Hemmelmayr: Table Climbing
Reza Abdollahipour: Sport Tourism in Iran
Milena Vagaja: Inclusive Education in Serbia
Peter Rehor: Academic and Professional Opportunities in the US, Canada & Australia in Sport Science and P.E.
Donald N. Roberson, Jr.: Research in Leisure Time
Shuang Chen: Tai Chi

6th International Teaching Week

April 13th–17th 2015

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Teachers and their topics

Alessandra Maria Pinto Pereira (Spain)
Irem Uz (Turkey)
Nilay Arman (Turkey)

5th International Teaching Week

November 3rd–7th 2014

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4th International Teaching Week

April 7th–11th 2014

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3rd International Teaching Week

November 4th–8th 2013

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2nd International Teaching Week

April 15th–19th 2013

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1st International Teaching Week

November 5th–9th 2012

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