1.5.2. Redefining 'internationalisation at home': perspectives from Europe and Australia

Date:  Wednesday 7 October
Time: 4:10PM - 5:25PM
Location: P2/3

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Mr Jos Beelen, Policy Adviser and Researcher, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)

Redefining 'internationalisation at home': perspectives from Europe and Australia (1111)

The introduction of the term ‘internationalisation at home’ has been called “a significant development in the conceptualisation of internationalisation” (Knight, 2013). Australian universities have embraced internationalisation of the curriculum for much the same reasons as European HEIs, but in a different setting. The presenters will explore developments both from a global and a European perspective. They will identify policies and practices that have made a difference but will also point out current issues. This will lead to the presentation of a new definition for ‘internationalisation at home’ (Beelen & Jones, 2015).We will then look at the developments in Europe from an Australian perspective and identify similarities and differences. This is the basis for a discussion with the audience on steps that can take forward the implementation of internationalised curricula at home.


Key interest area (KIA): INT
Sector(s): HE

Speakers:
Mr Jos Beelen, Policy Adviser and Researcher, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Emeritus Professor Elspeth Jones, Consultant, Elspeth Jones, United Kingdom
Dr Betty Leask, Pro Vice Chancellor Teaching and Learning, La Trobe University, Australia