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Internationalizing the Curriculum

1st Edition

By Betty Leask

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194 pages | 5 B/W Illus.

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The drive to internationalize higher education has seen the focus shift in recent years towards its defining element, the curriculum. As the point of connection between broader institutional strategies and the student experience, the curriculum plays a key role in the success or failure of the internationalization agenda. Yet despite much debate, the role and power of curriculum internationalization is often unappreciated. This has meant that critical questions, including what it means and how it can be achieved in different disciplines, have not been consistently or strategically addressed.

This volume breaks new ground in connecting theory and practice in internationalizing the curriculum in different disciplinary and institutional contexts. An extensive literature review, case studies and action research projects provide valuable insights into the concept of internationalization of the curriculum. Best practice in curriculum design, teaching and learning in higher education are applied specifically to the process of internationalizing the curriculum. Examples from different disciplines and a range of practical resources and ideas are provided. Topics covered include:

  • why internationalize the curriculum?;
  • designing internationalized learning outcomes;
  • using student diversity to internationalize the curriculum;
  • blockers and enablers to internationalization of the curriculum;
  • assessment in an internationalized curriculum;
  • connecting internationalization of the curriculum with institutional goals and student learning.

Internationalizing the Curriculum provides invaluable guidance to university managers, academic staff, professional development lecturers and support staff as well as students and scholars interested in advancing theory and practice in this important area.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Why Internationalise the Curriculum?

Chapter 3: A Conceptual Framework for Internationalisation of the Curriculum

Chapter 4: The Process of Internationalising the Curriculum

Chapter 5 The Foundations

SECTION II: PRACTICAL MATTERS

Chapter 6: The Building Blocks

Chapter 7: Using Student Diversity

Chapter 8: Blockers, Enablers and Encouraging Powerful Ideas

SECTION III: RESOURCES AND CASE STUDIES

Chapter 9: Resources

Chapter 10 Case Studies

Appendix 1

References

Index

About the Series

Internationalization in Higher Education Series

In recent years internationalization has become of vital concern in Higher Education and all indications are that this will be increasingly the case. Globalization, privatization and mobility of students seeking internationally accredited qualifications relevant to a globally-mobile workforce are increasing the pressure on institutions around the world to take action in internationalizing curricula and professional practice.

This series addresses key themes in this internationalization with books written and/or edited by leading thinkers and writers in the field. Up to the minute and international in both appeal and scope the books in the series focus on delivering:

  • Contributions from a wide range of international contexts
  • Theoretical perspectives and practical examples for implementation
  • Evidence-based practice with an emphasis on evaluation of outcomes

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
EDU046000
EDUCATION / Professional Development