Internationalising teaching and learning: Perspectives and issues voiced by senior academics at one Australian university

Mertova, Patricie and Green, Wendy (2010). Internationalising teaching and learning: Perspectives and issues voiced by senior academics at one Australian university. In: Felicity Fallon, 21st ISANA International Education Association Conference Proceedings. 21st ISANA International Education Association Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (). 30 November - 4 December 2010.

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Author Mertova, Patricie
Green, Wendy
Title of paper Internationalising teaching and learning: Perspectives and issues voiced by senior academics at one Australian university
Conference name 21st ISANA International Education Association Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 30 November - 4 December 2010
Proceedings title 21st ISANA International Education Association Conference Proceedings
Place of Publication The Gap, Qld., Australia
Publisher ISANA International Education Association
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780975718087
Editor Felicity Fallon
Total pages 8
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper focuses on the gap between rhetoric and practice in internationalising the curriculum (IoC) from the perspectives of academics in key curriculum leadership positions at one Australian researchintensive university. It draws on an institutional research study, which found a range of understandings regarding IoC, as well as a number of commonly perceived challenges, such as the need to: 1) ‘concretise’ internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC)/internationalisation of teaching and learning, in a way that would account for disciplinary differences; 2) clarify uncertainty about leadership and responsibility for IoC; 3) address common misconceptions (such as that local/Australian issues have no place in an internationalised curriculum); 4) harness the cultural diversity of staff in order to enrich teaching; 5) address wider student welfare issues and create a more cosmopolitan campus. Interviewees’ suggestions of how these challenges should be addressed will also be discussed.
Keyword Internationalisation
Internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC)/internationalisation of teaching and learning
Australian higher education
Academic perspectives
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Paper # 37

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Publications
 
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