Lookup NU author(s): Emerita Professor Sue Robson
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‘Internationalisation’ is a pervasive but contested concept in contemporary higher education (HE), and poses both critical challenges and development opportunities for universities. Recent research suggests that while many HE institutions (HEIs) have an internationalisation strategy, there are limitations to the ways in which institutions approach internationalisation (Spencer-Oatey and Dauber, 2015). Attention is often paid predominantly to recruitment of international students and staff, and to mobility, with targets for the number of students and staff engaged in international programmes or research. Increasingly universities that seek to be truly internationalised are thinking beyond these structural factors, to more comprehensive approaches (Hudzik, 2011) that will enable all students and staff to have an ‘internationalised’ experience. This paper addresses a key dimension of a more comprehensive approach to internationalisation, the internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) as a means to develop global mindsets, skills and understandings.
Author(s): Robson S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice
Online publication date: 09/11/2015
Acceptance date: 02/09/2015
Date deposited: 25/04/2017
ISSN (electronic): 2051-9788
Publisher: Edinburgh Napier University
Notes: Special Issue:
Exploring Internationalisation of the curriculum to enhance the student experience
Guest Editor: Dr Monika Foster
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