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Engaging the gatekeepers: Faculty perspectives on developing curriculum for globally responsible citizenship


Mertova, P and Green, WJ, Engaging the gatekeepers: Faculty perspectives on developing curriculum for globally responsible citizenship, Moving towards internationalisation of the curriculum for global citizenship in higher education, Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, V Clifford, C Montgomery (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 69-91. ISBN 9781873576816 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Internationalising the curriculum (IoC) for globally responsible citizenship calls for a profound re-orientation of teaching and learning in universities. While universities worldwide have embraced this challenge at the level of policy, a gap between rhetoric and practice is commonly observed. This paper investigates the gap from the perspective of academics responsible for implementing change 'at the coalface'. Findings from a study conducted at a large Australian research-intensive university, which included interviews with academics in leadership positions within faculties, highlight two interrelated issues which were inhibiting academics otherwise motivated to internationalise curricula. Firstly there was a pervasive sense of uncertainty about the 'correct' or legitimate definition of IoC. Secondly, legitimate leadership and responsibility within the faculties was a concern. Even many of those who were actively engaged with IoC perceived themselves to be 'informal' leaders, operating without clear direction or support from the University. Implications for practice and further research are discussed.

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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:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Green, WJ (Dr Wendy Green)
ID Code:122399
Year Published:2017 (online first 2011)
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2017-11-13
Last Modified:2018-02-01

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