Title: The meanings of 'the internationalisation of the curriculum' in Australian higher education

Authors: Nattavud Pimpa

Addresses: School of Management, RMIT University, Building 108, Bourke Street, Melbourne, Australia

Abstract: Due to globalisation forces, Australian universities have been including international components in their courses and programmes and are seeking ways to add international content to the curricula. This paper identifies the perception in the practice of internationalisation in Australian universities. Two major questions are raised: What symbolises internationalisation in Australian universities and what should Australian universities practice to improve their international engagement? This research attempts to clarify these two major questions by analysing data from the stakeholders in Australian higher education. It also identifies the meaning of |the internationalisation of Australian higher education| and presents the current and future situations of international education in Australia.

Keywords: curriculum internationalisation; Australia; higher education; educational innovation; learning; Australian universities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2009.022814

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2009 Vol.6 No.2, pp.217 - 233

Published online: 27 Jan 2009 *

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