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1 Internationalisation of the curriculum: some personal thoughts! Mandy Asghar April 2013

2 “Despite the rhetoric concerning internalisation of the curriculum, changes mainly focus on inducting international students into the western educational system…” Clifford V (2009) The necessity to empower students to challenge and reshape higher education curricula in a global age, Reflecting Education Vol 5, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 4-15 http://reflectingeducation.net

3 An educational colonialist enterprise?

4 Concerns over standards?

5 Staff and students invited to become border crossers?

6 Students felt that staff needed to have an understanding of other cultures They sometimes felt lonely Sometimes stereotyped as lazy Experienced study shock Clifford V (2009) The necessity to empower students to challenge and reshape higher education curricula in a global age, Reflecting Education Vol 5, No. 1, February 2009, pp. 4-15 http://reflectingeducation.nethttp://reflectingeducation.net

7 Changing the approach to the curriculum – Contributions – Additive – Transformative – Action Banks (1993) cited in Morey, A. (2000) Changing Higher Education Curricula for a Global and Multicultural World, Higher Education in Europe, Vol. XXV, No. 1

8 Or – Exclusive – Inclusive – Transformative Kitano (1997) cited in Morey, A. (2000) Changing Higher Education Curricula for a Global and Multicultural World, Higher Education in Europe, Vol. XXV, No. 1

9 Betty Leask Questionnaire on Internationalisation of the Curriculum.

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