Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines

Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health

  • Wendy Green
  • Craig Whitsed

Part of the Global Perspectives on Higher Education book series (GPHE, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Stories from Busines

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Wendy Green, Craig Whitsed
      Pages 25-29
    3. Jan Katherine Bamford
      Pages 45-58
    4. Michele Blackburn, Val Finnigan
      Pages 59-72
    5. Michele C. Barker, Anita S. Mak
      Pages 73-82
  4. Stories from Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Craig Whitsed, Wendy Green
      Pages 85-90
    3. Nick Almond, Daniela Mangione
      Pages 91-105
    4. Elizabeth Lazarus, Sheila Trahar
      Pages 107-120
    5. Kirstin Skinstad Van Der Kooij, Anders Breidlid, Ellen Carm
      Pages 135-149
  5. Stories from Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Wendy Green, Craig Whitsed
      Pages 153-158
    3. Kevin B. J. Haines, Franka M. Van Den Hende, Nico A. Bos
      Pages 159-173
    4. Harvey Charles, Karen A. Plager
      Pages 189-203
    5. Maria Luisa Siera Huedo, Enrique Uldemolins Julve, Cayetano Fernández Romero
      Pages 235-248
    6. Hazel Horobin, viv Thom
      Pages 249-260
    7. Deborah Reisinger, Joan Cliford, Darla Deardorf, Kathryn Wheten
      Pages 261-274
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-310

About this book


Universities around the world have embraced internationalisation at the policy level, but struggle to put that policy into practice, particularly at the coalface of teaching and learning. To date, faculty voices have been largely silent in the literature on internationalising the curriculum. This book begins to address this gap.

What does ‘internationalisation of the curriculum’ (IoC) mean in practice? How is it conceived, implemented and assessed within specific disciplines, locales and types of institutions? Why does it matter? These questions are addressed in this book by academics teaching in the fields of business, education and health, in a range of institutions across North America, the Middle East, Europe, East Asia and Australia.

Reflecting critically on personal experience, through a scholarly engagement with current research, each chapter offers new ways of thinking about internationalising curricula in an increasingly interconnected world. The editors’ commentaries draw out the tensions between personal, disciplinary and institutional motivations, imperatives, and interests – in other words, tensions between the ideal and the do-able – which come into play in the practice of internationalising the curriculum, and offer insightful suggestions for future research and practice.
Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health is essential reading for academics and administrators invested in exploring new ways to better prepare students for life and work in the 21st century.


curriculum disciplinary perspectives intercultural capabilities internationalisation at home narrative

Editors and affiliations

  • Wendy Green
    • 1
  • Craig Whitsed
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TasmaniaAustralia
  2. 2.Murdoch UniversityAustralia

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