Presentation 6

An international approach to teaching and learning from a UK University management perspective

Dr Joanna Al-Youssef, J.B.Al-Youssef@bath.ac.uk
Foreign Languages Centre, University of Bath

This presentation reports on a case study in a UK HEI exploring middle and senior management perceptions of internationalisation. The findings reveal a multiplicity of interpretations, and the views expressed have important implications for the group labelled ‘international students’ particularly in relation to learning and teaching. The views are also indicative of an institutional culture governed by the discourse of ‘us’ and ‘them’, thus strengthening the concept of the Cultural Other (Sanderson, 2004), and therefore widening the gap between the cultural groups and preventing internationalisation from going beyond practices and agendas into a deeper personal more sustainable level.

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