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Lessons from Star Trek: Engaging academic staff in the internationalisation of the curriculum

Whitsed, C. and Green, W. (2016) Lessons from Star Trek: Engaging academic staff in the internationalisation of the curriculum. International Journal for Academic Development . In Press.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360144X.2016.1170019
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Abstract

One consequence of globalisation is the demand on academics to better prepare students for work and life in an interconnected world through curriculum internationalisation. Many academics are hesitant, resistant, or ill-prepared to engage with curriculum internationalisation. This paper explores how this can be addressed by reconfiguring the way academic developers engage with academics within their teaching/program teams at the discipline level. Drawing on Star Trek and nomadic space, we theorise a participatory, situative approach to engaging disciplinary academic teams in the internationalisation of the curriculum process. We illustrate this from our work with teaching/program teams in two Australian universities.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for University Teaching and Learning
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/30917
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