Internationalising the curriculum

A toolkit

What is Internationalisation?

Internationalisation continues to be increasingly central on the Higher Education (HE) agenda. Internationalisation in the context of HE is broad in scope and ranges from creating an inclusive and proper environment for international student cohorts to ensuring that the education of both local and international students promotes global perspectives and opportunities for learning in a global context.

How International is your curriculum?

Within Higher Education we often: a) take the creative and well thought out work that we do for granted and b) we often are not aware the work of our colleagues are doing even when we work very closely together. This flyer is designed to address both these issues and ensure that you are able to identify the work that you do that contributes to internationalisation of the curriculum and are also able to share this good work with colleagues both within your immediate work circle and beyond.

Reflection Discussion: Are there any gaps? Can you think of further examples of work that you do that fulfil your understandings of internationalisation?

Part 3 Identifying areas for development

Identifying areas for development

It is most likely that you already have a number of international elements in your curriculum. Some disciplines may have more international elements than others for a variety of reasons, both practical and conceptual. Often it may be the case that international elements are not recognised and this can be related to the fact that understandings of Internationalisation in the context of higher education can differ greatly. It means different things to different people and has different impacts on their areas of work. The first step in this toolkit is to begin to explore these various understandings and meanings.

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