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"Internationalisation of the curriculum recognises the contribution disciplines make towards a globally connected knowledge society."
Liz Grant, CALT
Internationalising the Curriculum: Rationale
In an increasingly global and competitive higher education marketplace, universities need to meet the needs of their international, multicultural student population to maintain their reputation and competitive edge.
The need to widen participation from under-represented sections of society and to increase the employability and skills of students are additional factors in the drive to internationalise the curriculum.
need to be developed and shared that recognise the importance of
cultural differences and encourage full participation from all
students, linking the academic, sociocultural, economic and
political rationales behind internationalisation.
For example, a course that is designed to attract
international students will be most effective if it is designed
'inclusively', providing accessible, beneficial learning for all learners
- from home and overseas. Through inclusive, participatory approaches to
learning, effective intercultural dialogue can be facilitated. In this
way the academic and sociocultural development of each student is considered.
- Read a document outlining ways of implementing Internationalisation of the Curriculum at UCL
What policies are influencing reforms in internationalised learning and teaching?
- A European Arena for Higher Education: The Bologna Declaration
- Prime Minister's Initiative: International student recruitment and retention
- Equality Act 2010
- International Development: Development Partnerships
To find out more about internationalising the curriculum at UCL, contact a CALT schools-facing teaching fellow.
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