Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Bell, M. E. (2006). Internationalising the curriculum for students from Singapore: a field study in the Australian bush. In A. Bunker & I. Vardi (Eds.), 29th HERDSA Annual Conference (pp. 35-42). Sydney: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc.

Abstract

This paper discusses a case study of a summer study abroad program for Singapore students at an Australian university. Issues raised by students and teaching staff are explored using a framework adapted from a Typology of Internationalised Curriculum (Bremer and Van Der Wende, 1995); Best Practice Guidelines for Internationalisation of the Curriculum (Whalley, 1997); and Strategies for Internationalisation (Leask, 2001). Some implications for the design and teaching of summer study abroad programs offered by Australian universities to offshore students are explored within a curriculum design framework. Significant issues include the selection of appropriate teaching staff, inclusion of host country students in group learning activities, and the need for orientation and bridging programs.

RIS ID

16254

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