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Breadcrumbs

Internationalising tertiary teaching and learning

We live in a globalized world and work and study in an academic environment characterized by diversity. Internationalising teaching and learning is much more than teaching international students effectively; it means developing global/intercultural competence among ALL staff and students. Global competence is defined by the OECD in the following way:

Global competence is the capacity to analyse global and intercultural issues critically and from multiple perspectives, to understand how differences affect perceptions, judgments and ideas of self and others, and to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with others from different backgrounds on the basis of a shared respect for human dignity.  

Internationalising teaching and learning means bringing the elements of this definition into the curriculum and into teaching practice.

For more in-depth consideration of the issues around internationalisation of teaching and learning at tertiary level, please watch this space for a booklet summarizing research-evidenced effective practices. We plan to upload the booklet to this website by end of 2019, but if you are interested in contributing to and/or reviewing the booklet before it is published, please let us know.

If you are interested in learning more about internationalisation of teaching and learning, there is a paper on this topic scheduled to be offered in future years, as part of the PGCert in Tertiary Teaching and Learning. For further details, please contact [email protected].

Selected books on internationalising tertiary teaching and learning

Clifford, V. & Montgomery, C. (2011). Moving towards internationalisation of the curriculum for global citizenship in higher education. Oxford, England: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development.

Hartmann, E. (Ed.). (2011). The internationalisation of higher education. London, England: Routledge.

Useful websites/resources

Practical toolkit for internationalising the curriculum produced by Liverpool John Moores University: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/internationalisation_toolkit.pdf

Resource kit from Oxford Brookes University on internationalising the curriculum: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/cci/resourcekit.html

Higher Education Academy resource on internationalising the curriculum: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/system/files/resources/internationalising_the_curriculum.pdf