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Lessons from Star Trek: engaging academic staff in the internationalisation of the curriculum


Whitsed, C and Green, W, Lessons from Star Trek: engaging academic staff in the internationalisation of the curriculum, International Journal for Academic Development, 21, (4) pp. 286-298. ISSN 1360-144X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1360144X.2016.1170019


One consequence of globalisation is the demand on academics to better prepare students for work and life in an interconnected world through curriculum internationalisation. Many academics are hesitant, resistant, or ill-prepared to engage with curriculum internationalisation. This paper explores how this can be addressed by reconfiguring the way academic developers engage with academics within their teaching/program teams at the discipline level. Drawing on Star Trek and nomadic space, we theorise a participatory, situative approach to engaging disciplinary academic teams in the internationalisation of the curriculum process. We illustrate this from our work with teaching/program teams in two Australian universities.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:academic development, curriculum development, Deleuze and Guattari, distributed leadership, internationalisation of the curriculum, nomadic space territorialisation
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Green, W (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:117250
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2017-06-05
Last Modified:2022-05-19

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