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ERIC Number: EJ865955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Institutionalising Internationalisation Strategies in Engineering Education
Tossavainen, Paivi J.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v34 n6 p527-543 Dec 2009
Internationalising strategies in engineering education have been widely discussed. Globally, at European level, and in Finland, the strategies are formulated to internationalise higher education. Further, in Finland, the discussion of internationality in higher education is lively. Higher education internationalisation is defined through three areas: mobility, multi-culturalism, and networking. The challenge of internationalisation strategies is in their execution. Finding out how to institutionalise internationalisation strategies is the next step in the development of engineering education. In this paper, a conceptual model for institutionalising internationalisation strategies is suggested. The three integrated elements of the model are pedagogy, operative arrangements, and decision-making. This paper provides examples of higher-education institutions (HEIs) in Finland. Engineering education provided in HEIs should highlight the pedagogical approach in international activities in order to gain a competitive advantage within the institutions. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland