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Critical reflections on the internationalisation of the curriculum


Whitsed, C and Green, WJ, Critical reflections on the internationalisation of the curriculum, 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. 277-296. ISBN 978-946300085-7 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2015 Sense Publishers

DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-6300-085-7_21


The concept is very well, but how do I get started? I understand the idea, but I can't see what’s behind it. I can’t find a direction. It’s all too abstract, ideological even. It doesn’t take you anywhere (Anon). We commenced this volume with these words spoken by a disciplinary academic reflecting on internationalisation of the curriculum. The sense of frustration is palpable. And, as the chapters collected in this book indicate, this sense of frustration is not uncommon. While the importance of internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC), as a concept, is increasingly recognised, it is not generally embraced enthusiastically within faculties. Many academics struggle to ‘see what is behind the concept’, ‘get started’, ‘find direction’, or achieve tangible, sustainable outcomes. Our intention in editing this book was to illuminate some of the myriad ways in which this challenge can be addressed.

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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:107302
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2016-03-09
Last Modified:2018-03-28

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