UN826: Internationalisation and Higher Education
Convenor: Tom Parkinson
Entry requirements: Students taking UN822: Individual Investigation in Higher Education are also welcome to attend classes not-for-credit, to assist them in approaching their investigation.
Module outline:Higher Education institutions in the UK are increasingly seen as operating within a global marketplace, recruiting staff and students from all over the world. This module offers you an opportunity to reflect critically upon trends associated with internationalisation in higher education in relation to institutions, students and academics. We will consider the impact of a range of institutional, national and international policy documents, research and scholarship upon our practice. You will be encouraged to critically reflect upon, analyse and describe your own practice and/or the practice of others in relation to issues of equity and inclusion; the international student experience; and the university curriculum.
Subject specific learning outcomes
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of the political, cultural, and educational developments that have influenced the internationalisation of the HE sector. (PGCHE Knowledge and Understanding 1 and 6) (UKPSF V4)
- Demonstrate an understanding of, and critical engagement with, current researchand scholarship relating to the internationalisation of the HE sector. (PGCHE Knowledge and Understanding 1; PGCHE Intellectual Skills 1) (UKPSF K6)
- Critically analyse recent national and/or institutional policy documents which impact upon the internationalisation of the HE sector. (PGCHE Knowledge and Understanding 3; Skills and Other Attributes C3 and C4; and Transferable Skills D2.) (UKPSF K6)
- Critically reflect upon, analyse and describe your own practice and/ or the practice of others, including HEIs, in terms of internationalisation. (PGCHE Knowledge and Understanding 2; Intellectual Skills 1 and 2; Subject-specific Skills 2) (UKPSF V2)
Generic learning outcomes
- Demonstrate an ability to reflect critically upon HE practice. (PGCHE Transferable Skills 1,2 and 3)
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically HE policy. (PGCHE Transferable Skills 1, 2 and 3)