Changing the way we think and do ‘international education’

On Friday 23 June, Dr Wendy Green will lead a discussion based on her current work on engaging students as partners in global learning. Our interconnected, interdependent world needs graduates who can live, work and continue to learn ethically and effectively in culturally diverse contexts. Internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) is widely regarded as one of the means by which universities intentionally engage university staff and students in global learning; that is, in the critical reflection on our own cultural identities and the development of a global/local imagination. Engaging in such teaching and learning can be challenging because the process prompts us to reflect on, and sometimes adjust our cultural values and worldview. However, both teachers and students have valuable cultural knowledge and life experiences that, when shared and respected, can enrich our approaches for internationalising the curriculum.

With the support of an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellowship during 2017, Wendy is working with staff and students in four Australian universities (including the University of Sydney) to pilot innovative approaches for internationalisation of the curriculum. All of these approaches are inspired by the values and principles of the ‘Students as partners’ framework (Healey et al, 2014), in that they engage students and university staff as active, critical, and agentic partners in learning and teaching.

Wendy will provide an overview of the ongoing work of the Fellowship, its aims, key questions and outcomes to date, and invite participants to share their own experiences and questions about global learning and partnership work.

Bio

Wendy Green, PhD is a Senior Lecturer and Graduate Research Coordinator in the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching at the University of Tasmania. Her Australian National Teaching Fellowship (2017) is enabling her to focus on the research and development of innovative practices that ‘engage students in global learning’. Wendy is Co-Executive Editor of Higher Education Research and Development and Convenor of the International Education Association of Australia’s (IEAA) Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) Network.

Event details

Friday 23 June 2017

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Room 218, Level 2, Fisher Library South (F04)

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