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1 Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre Teaching International Students Workshop Internationalisation in Nursing and Higher Education – a long history 17/02/2011 Andy Gibbs Edinburgh Napier University

2 Teaching International Students Workshop 17th February 2011 Waterloo Campus, Kings College London The health context Andy Gibbs, Edinburgh Napier University

3 Internationalisation in Nursing and Higher Education – a long history Sixty years ago, one in every 10 UK university students was not from the UK (Biggs, 2003) the distinguished European universities had international perspectives when they were established in the 15 th and 16 th centuries (Healey 2008) There are nurses everywhere in the world Florence Nightingale, Mary Secole Emergency and disaster relief Migration and immigration Approx 20% of new entrants to the NMC register each year are non UK (4/ :2007 = 90000)

4 Internationalisation in Context - Nursing Enthusiasm of individual teachers drives teaching of internationalisation but as they have no shared concept there is no shared curriculum understanding (Svensson, Wihlborg, 1999) Internationalisation at the national/sector/institutional level is defined as the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose and functions or delivery of post secondary education (Knight 2004)

5 Actors and Reactors in Internationalisation Actors - One group of papers have Internationalisation as their primary focus encouraging examination of the purpose, impact and consequences of internationalisation. Reactors - One group, give passing mention to internationalisation, often with no comment or explanation

6 Opposing Models Neo Liberal Social Transformative REGULATION

7 Factors inhibiting the internationalisation of Nursing Education

8 Teaching International Students Pre Reg First Cycle Second Cycle Third Cycle On Campus Off Campus On line Blended Mobile/study abroad

9 Internationalisation in Context - Nursing Enthusiasm of individual teachers drives teaching of internationalisation but as they have no shared concept there is no shared curriculum understanding (Svensson, L Wihlborg, M 1999) Internationalisation at the national/sector/institutional level is defined as the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose and functions or delivery of post secondary education (Knight 2004)

10 Thank you for listening

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