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Internationalising the Curriculum in Business: An Overview


Green, WJ and Whitsed, C, Internationalising the Curriculum in Business: An Overview, Critical perspectives on internationalising the curriculum in disciplines: Reflective narrative accounts from business, education and health, Sense Publishers, W Green & C Whitsed (ed), Netherlands, pp. 25-29. ISBN 978-946300085-7 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-085-7_2


Disciplines are at the heart of the IoC process. Each discipline has its own culture and history, its own ways of investigating, understanding, and responding to the world (Becher, 1989). Differences between disciplines extend far beyond the content taught; they ‘go to the heart of teaching, research and student-faculty relationships’ (Becher & Trowler, 2001, p. 4). Yet, as Hans de Wit and colleagues observe, differing ‘accents and approaches’ to internationalisation shape and are also shaped by local policies, perceptions and practices in different ways; ‘strategies are filtered and contextualized by the specific internal context of the university and their national embeddedness’ (de Wit et al., 2008, p. 7), as much as they are by disciplinary differences. Disciplines are not stable, fixed bodies impervious to change. Like faculties, disciplines are socially constructed communities, comprised of individual academics, each with their own history, culture, sub-disciplinary affiliations, career goals, values and world-view.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Green, WJ (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:107298
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-03-09
Last Modified:2017-11-20

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