By Elspeth Jones, Sally Brown
With expanding numbers of foreign scholars, this publication explores how top to develop the techniques to studying and educating in the higher/further education environment. instead of seeing internationalization as an issue to be addressed, this article embraces the possibilities for the enrichment of the training atmosphere via a values-driven method of internationalization. Taking a good and functional method of internationalizing better schooling, the booklet considers a number questions on tips on how to usher in worldwide views to the educational setting and schooling provision. full of case reports and vignettes from all over the world, the booklet proposes that the foreign pupil lies on the middle of the college as a resource of cultural capital and intentional variety, enriching the training adventure, improving employees event and development a extra robust studying group.
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I particularly enjoy Reﬂections by students from this country and outside. Every day the Reﬂections open a diﬀerent chapter, people experiencing the same things in the same country at diﬀerent times – or new feelings and experiences. The Reﬂections are like a portal to diﬀerent feelings etc. I do enjoy Reﬂections from people not immediately from the University but connected to the University for example staﬀ from partner universities. ’ The word ‘insight’ often appears in responses to this question.
Which of these do I think is the most urgent for me to do? When will I aim to start doing this, and what is a sensible deadline for me to have completed it by? (Race, 2006: 227–8) Questions similar to those above could be designed for the context of International Reﬂections, allowing (for example) teachers to think more deeply into particular aspects of their practice in the context of working with international students or challenging our assumptions about other countries and cultures. The processes involved in writing to an exact length and format are signiﬁcant in developing the quality of reﬂection.
They frequently provoke responses from colleagues across the University and enable members of the University community to become aware of mutual concerns that are the modern technological counterpart to Newman’s commitment to liberal learning or collegiality. They contribute to a distinctive ethos. There are other examples of how our colleagues initiate and foster a wide range of international interactions. Individual eﬀorts by staﬀ and students to help in Sri Lanka following the tsunami in 2005 have led to an institutional partnership between Leeds Met and the University of Colombo.
Internationalising Higher Education by Elspeth Jones, Sally Brown