Academic development to support the internationalization of the curriculum (IoC): A qualitative research synthesis

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Abstract

Little has been published regarding the training of academic developers themselves to support internationalization of the curriculum (IoC) initiatives. However, higher education institutions around the globe are responding to strategic demands for IoC which prepare students as ‘world-ready’ graduates. We employed qualitative research synthesis to identify recent journal articles which consider current trends in academic development to support IoC. Despite their diversity, we found common themes in the five selected studies. Our discussion and recommendations weave these themes with Betty Leask’s five-stage model of the process of IoC and Cynthia Joseph’s call for a pedagogy of social justice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(In-Press)
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Volume(In-Press)
Early online date15 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Nov 2019

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Bibliographical note

Dr Katherine Wimpenny is Professor of Research in Global Education at Coventry University in the Research Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment. Her national and international collaborations research internationalisation of the curriculum, the inclusive curriculum, open educational practices and interculturality in teaching and learning.

Dr. Jos Beelen is Professor of Global Learning at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, where he leads a research group exploring the internationalization of home curricula in higher education. For fifteen years, he has shared this expertise in Europe, South Africa, Australia, and South America; collaborating, leading, and publishing.

Dr Virginia King is a Research Associate in the Research Centre for Global Learning: Education and Attainment at Coventry University. Her current research relates the staff experience in higher education to academic development needs. She explores this, often collaboratively, through qualitative research approaches such as metaphor, visualization, and corpus analytics.

Keywords

  • educational development
  • faculty development
  • internationalization of the curriculum
  • pedagogy of social justice
  • qualitative research synthesis

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