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ERIC Number: EJ999997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Graduate Attributes and the Internationalized Curriculum: Embedding a Global Outlook in Disciplinary Learning Outcomes
Jones, Elspeth; Killick, David
Journal of Studies in International Education, v17 n2 p165-182 May 2013
Internationalization of the curriculum attracts considerable interest, yet often remains in the hands of enthusiasts or is relegated to the periphery of personal skills modules. While academics may be "happy to "tinker around the edges" of their course content and classroom pedagogy" they still frequently ask, "What does it really mean for me and my classroom?" This article outlines the experience of one U.K. university, which has been seeking to internationalize the curriculum through two phases. The overarching development framework of the first phase (Jones & Killick, 2007) is now being embedded through the university's adoption of a "global outlook" as a graduate attribute. This attribute interlinks inclusivity and global relevance and connects equality and diversity with internationalization to form a cohesive construct for graduate development. The authors describe the process of working with academics across the institution to design and implement learning outcomes at modular and program levels within disciplines, to support student achievement of this attribute through the process of constructive alignment. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom