Five Max Weber Fellows from the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, will visit LSE next week to give a series of talks and to learn teaching skills as part of an initiative by the School's Language and Teaching and Learning Centres.
The aim of the visit is for the academics to improve their teaching techniques - so they will attend workshops with Neil McLean, educational developer at the Teaching and Learning Centre, and will micro-teach the Language Centre foundation students.
For the last two years LSE academic and professional development staff Nick Byrne, Neil McLean, Rhiannon Thompson and Angus Wrenn, have been giving workshops on teaching methodology to the students in Florence, but it's the first time the EUI has sent over a group to LSE.
Nick Byrne, director of the Language Centre, is looking forward to the visit: 'It's been great working with our colleagues at the EUI Language Centre and there's a real synergy between our two institutions. I think it will a great opportunity for the Max Weber fellows to meet LSE staff and students.'
The visiting academics will also give talks for three evenings next week:
Monday 12 May 5-7pm, H101 - Mattei Demetrescu on Forecasting using asymmetric loss functions and Joanna Wolszczak Derlacz on The theory of economic convergence
Tuesday 13 May 5-7pm ,H103 - Eszter Bartha on From Transitology to transformation - theorizing post socialist change in Eastern Europe and Carmen Menchini on Political communication and propaganda in early modern Europe
Wednesday 14 May, 6-7pm, H103 - Yoko Akachi on Introduction to population and international health
These events are free and open to all - to attend simply turn up on the night.