Webinar 2013

Monday 23rd September 2013, 10:00-14:00 (GMT)

Internationalisation at Home: inclusion and diversity, or a policy issue.

For a recording of the event, and to join the discussion with comments and/or questions please go to Webinar 2013 page

The discussion aims to  contribute to the on-going debate on internationalisation at home (IaH). It will revolve around how IaH  is interpreted by participants from the point of view of their interests, beliefs, experience or roles. To facilitate the discussion, I would like to propose as a starting point the following:

“the two pillars on which the concept of IaH rested from the beginning: an understanding of internationalisation that went beyond mobility and a strong emphasis on the teaching and learning in a culturally diverse setting.”
(Wächter, 2003:5)*

*Wächter, B. (2003) An Introduction: Internationalisation at Home in Context. Journal of Studies in International Education, Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 2003 5-11

The discussion is open to a wide range of areas and issues including research in the area of internationalisation at home, institutional policy, support and advice, teaching all students or international students more specifically, pedagogical issues, foreign languages, English for Academic Purposes (EAP), intercultural communication, information and communication technology (ICT), curriculum design, and any other issue related to this topic.

Two presentations will form the basis of the discussion:

1. Margarida Dolan & Gemma Bridges  (University of Bath) will present the values underlying a cross-cultural training programme they developed and practical issues – presentation start time 10:10 (GMT)

2. Caroline Burns (Northumbria University) will share data from research exploring the home student experience of internationalisation – presentation start time 11:00 (GMT)

After the webinar, a link to the recorded event with a chance to add comments and continue the discussion will be posted on this page.

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