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1st Edition

Internationalising Higher Education

ISBN 9780415419901
Published June 18, 2007 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

With increasing numbers of international students, this book explores how best to broaden the approaches to learning and teaching in the higher/further education environment. Rather than seeing internationalization as a problem to be addressed, this text embraces the opportunities for the enrichment of the learning environment through a values-driven approach to internationalization.

Taking a positive and practical approach to internationalizing higher education, the book considers a range of questions about how to bring in global perspectives to the learning environment and education provision. Packed with case studies and vignettes from around the globe, the book proposes that the international student lies at the heart of the university as a source of cultural capital and intentional diversity, enriching the learning experience, enhancing staff experience and building a more powerful learning community.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Values, Valuing and Value in an Internationalised Higher Education Context  Part 1: Perspectives on Policy and Institutional Cultures  2. Uneasy Global Ethics and the University  3. International Reflections and Culture Change  4. Globalisation and Sustainability: Global Perspectives and Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education  Part 2: Perspectives on Assessment, Learning, Teaching and Student Support  5. Assessment and International Students: Helping Clarify Puzzling Processes  6. Support and Guidance for Learning from an International Perspective  7. International Teachers and International Learning  8. Using a Quality Enhancement Audit Approach to Review Provision for International Students: A Case Study  Part 3: Perspectives on Curriculum Enhancement 9. Internationalisation of the Curriculum  10. Internationalisation and Employability  11. Internationalisation and Engagement with the Wider Community  12. Taking Stock: An Appraisal of the Literature on Internationalising HE Learning   Part 4: European Perspectives  13. Approaches to Services for International Students  14. European and European Union Dimensions to Mobility  Part 5: Conclusions  15. Contextualising International Higher Education

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Elspeth Jones is International Dean at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has extensive experience of learning, assessment and cross-cultural issues for students and teachers from many nationalities and backgrounds. 

Sally Brown is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Assessment, Learning and Teaching) and Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her best known books include Assessing Learners in Higher Education (with Peter Knight), Lecturing: a practical guide (with Phil Race), Assessing Skills and Practice (with Ruth Pickford), and Towards Inclusive Learning in Higher Education (with Mike Adams).