6 March 2021
Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: using BEVI and COIL as an improvement tool
Date and time
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 17:00 h
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Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: using BEVI and COIL as an improvement tool

As you may well know, the URV is developing an Internationalization at Home programme, coordinated by the Vicerectorat for Internationalization, which encourages our students to be able to work in groups on-line and collaborate internationally through shared subjects and projects with other universities.

With the aim of continuing our work in this direction and offering opportunities to know more about this field, we have organized the following two seminars, for Teaching and Research Personnel of the URV:

Using Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) to open students’ minds, and demonstrating scientifically (BEVI) that it works! 

The Power and Potential of Collaborative Online International Learning:

Why and How to Develop, Implement, and Evaluate COIL-Based Courses and Programs

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Hour: 17.00 - 18.30

Available places: 50

Classroom: Sala de Juntes - Campus Catalunya

Language: English

Date: Friday, September 20, 2019

Hours: 10:00 - 13:00

Available places: 25

Classroom 311 - Campus Catalunya

Language: English

These activities will be under the guidance of three internationally recognized experts in the field:

  • Craig N. Shealy. Professor of Graduate Psychology, James Madison University. Executive Director of International Beliefs and Values Institute
  • Hajime Nishitani, Vice Executive for the Top Global University Project at Hiroshima University in Japan
  • Lee Sternberger. Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement at James Madison University in Virginia.

In these sessions, you will have the opportunity of learning more about the international activities, which these experts have set up, on a local level, and internationally. Specifically, they will analyse the impact that Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) has on students, through the BEVI (The Beliefs, Events and Values Inventory) project, as well as other educational and research initiatives, all relevant to our students.

COIL offers opportunities in intercultural and transnational learning to university students, as well as the development of transversal competences and new learning experiences. The BEVI is a tool that offers scientifically-valid measurement of the impact of COIL and other learning experiences on students.

We recommend you to participate in both the activities in order to understand this programme and its possibilities in depth. The activities are recognized within the URV’s Pla de Formació del PDI (PROFID). You can register for the activities by filling in the ICE form you will find here.


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Teaching, BEVI, COIL, IaH, internacionalització, PROFID