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Internationalisation of the curriculum: some personal thoughts!. Mandy Asghar April 2013. “Despite the rhetoric concerning internalisation of the curriculum, changes mainly focus on inducting international students into the western educational system…”

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Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

Internationalisation of the curriculum: some personal thoughts!

Mandy Asghar

April 2013


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

“Despite the rhetoric concerning internalisation of the curriculum, changes mainly focus on inducting international students into the western educational system…”

Clifford V (2009) The necessity to empower students to challenge and reshape higher education curricula in a global age, Reflecting Education Vol 5, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 4-15 http://reflectingeducation.net


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

An educational colonialist enterprise?


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

Concerns over standards?


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

Staff and students invited to become border crossers?


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

  • Students felt that staff needed to have an understanding of other cultures

  • They sometimes felt lonely

  • Sometimes stereotyped as lazy

  • Experienced study shock

    Clifford V (2009) The necessity to empower students to challenge and reshape higher education curricula in a global age, Reflecting Education Vol 5, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 4-15 http://reflectingeducation.net


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

  • Changing the approach to the curriculum

    • Contributions

    • Additive

    • Transformative

    • Action

      Banks (1993) cited in Morey, A. (2000) Changing Higher Education Curricula for a Global and Multicultural World, Higher Education in Europe, Vol. XXV, No. 1


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

  • Or

    • Exclusive

    • Inclusive

    • Transformative

      Kitano (1997) cited in Morey, A. (2000) Changing Higher Education Curricula for a Global and Multicultural World, Higher Education in Europe, Vol. XXV, No. 1


Internationalisation of the curriculum some personal thoughts

  • Betty Leask

  • Questionnaire on Internationalisation of the Curriculum.


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