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Reflections on an alternative approach to Continuing Professional Learning for internationalization of the curriculum across disciplines

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Green, WJ and Whitsed, C, Reflections on an alternative approach to Continuing Professional Learning for internationalization of the curriculum across disciplines, Journal of Studies in International Education, 17, (2) pp. 148-164. ISSN 1028-3153 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/1028315312463825

Abstract

Academics at the coalface of teaching and learning often feel undersupported, underprepared, and underconfident in "internationalizing the curriculum" (IoC). The formal, structured programs designed by institutions to meet the needs of academics for continuing professional learning (CPL) in our rapidly changing sector fail to engage many academics. As centrally situated higher education/student learning academics, the authors present one alternative approach to CPL, developed in the context of an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship: "Internationalization of the Curriculum in Action." First, the authors reflect on the engagement of disciplinary academics throughout the project; this underscores the value of critical, reflective conversations within and across disciplines. Second, the authors reflect on their own role in creating this critical (inter)disciplinary space; this underscores the value of introducing a theoretical framework for reviewing and developing IoC, providing a structure for the process, igniting the imagination of participants, and questioning and collectively acting on institutionalized enablers and blockers to IoC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:internationalization of the curriculum, communities of practice, positioning theory, continuing professional learning, academic development, reflective practice
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:Green, WJ (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:122046
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Learning & Teaching
Deposited On:2017-10-27
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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