Using Open Education Practices across the Mediterranean for Intercultural Curriculum Development in Higher Education

Katherine Wimpenny, Fabio Nascimbeni, Saida Affouneh, Ahmed Alkamari, Isidro Maya, Ayman Eldeib

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This article presents the findings and recommendations of a three-year, European-funded project –‘OpenMed: Opening up education in South Mediterranean countries’ – which brought together five higher education partners from Europe and nine from the South Mediterranean region. This was the first cross-European initiative to promote the adoption of Open Educational Practices (OEP) within higher education involving the key educational institutions in each of the countries. A three-phase project design included gathering and analysing case studies of OEPs globally, and, in particular, in the South Mediterranean; the organisation of regional forums to encourage priorities for change; and the multi-national design and pilot implementation of a ‘training of trainers’ course for promoting academic capacity building in OEPs. We will discuss how the cultural approaches used among experts and project partners with different national, linguistic, and educational backgrounds have instigated change in policy and practice at a personal, institutional, and national level.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTeaching in Higher Education
Publication statusSubmitted - 1 Feb 2019

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Wimpenny, K., Nascimbeni, F., Affouneh, S., Alkamari, A., Maya, I., & Eldeib, A. (2019). Using Open Education Practices across the Mediterranean for Intercultural Curriculum Development in Higher Education. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Using Open Education Practices across the Mediterranean for Intercultural Curriculum Development in Higher Education. / Wimpenny, Katherine; Nascimbeni, Fabio; Affouneh, Saida; Alkamari, Ahmed; Maya, Isidro; Eldeib, Ayman.

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