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ERIC Number: EJ1049615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Preparing Medical Graduates for an Interconnected World: Current Practices and Future Possibilities for Internationalizing the Medical Curriculum in Different Contexts
Stütz, Alexander; Green, Wendy; McAllister, Lindy; Eley, Diann
Journal of Studies in International Education, v19 n1 p28-45 Feb 2015
Preparing medical graduates who are competent to work in a global environment requires broad integration of international and intercultural perspectives throughout the medical curriculum. Employing Leask and Bridge's "conceptual framework of internationalisation of the curriculum," this article first highlights the emphasis placed on international mobility, global health, and cultural competency as ways to address internationalization of the curriculum within the discipline of medicine. Second, it highlights the influence of national and regional contexts on internationalizing the curriculum by comparing approaches from Germany and Australia. A review of the literature reveals that in spite of some contextual differences, medicine seems to struggle with a disciplinary understanding of an internationalized curriculum that is comprehensive and coherent. This article argues that what is needed instead is a transformative approach to learning and to curriculum development in medicine. Finally, implications for future research and practice are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Germany