Internationalization of Learning and Teaching Strategies and Methods

Learning and teaching methods should be culturally inclusive, encouraging home and international students to engage positively with all students on the cohort and to value diversity. We should aim to provide a range of modes of learning, including, for example, individual work, group work and opportunities for KMTI students with collaborative arrangements.

The following are some examples of learning and teaching strategies and methods:


  • Work with students at an early stage of the programme/module, to identify cultural/international differences in their previous educational experience, their individual learning approaches and needs
  • Draw upon the knowledge and understanding brought by students from different backgrounds, by encouraging them to share and discuss personal International Learning Methodknowledge and experience of an issue in tutorial/seminar groups
  • Use teaching formats such as discussion groups that encourage the participation of all students and help identify areas where students are having difficulties
  • Provide learning materials in different formats (written, online, audio, video podcast etc) to support key concepts/knowledge. Particularly at the start of a programme/module or for key areas, providing hard copy notes before classes can aid comprehension and accessibility.
  • Include inquiry based learning exercises in international or intercultural contexts
  • Include group work, with groups representing diverse cultures and nationalities
  • Encourage students to include cultural/international learning as part of Personal Development Planning