Internationalisation of the student learning experience: a state-of-the-art approach to teaching and learning

Internationalisation within higher education institutions is a dominant issue in the UK and internationally. The recently published Education Strategy at Warwick reflects that importance at a local level and the Education Strategy at Monash similarly outlines that the curriculum will be infused with internationalism and enterprise to prepare our graduates for their futures in a multi-skillset workforce.

Led by Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet and Caroline Gibson, a student project team will be recruited at both institutions so that staff and students can work together to map best practice in the sector and the two institutions. The aim is to provide practical guidance and resources to staff to enable them to create an internationalised holistic learning experience on campus and in the classroom. The team will seek to establish a community, across institutions for dissemination and cross fertilisation of ideas between academic staff and professional services. This will lead to the launch of a dedicated online space to support ongoing cross-institutional dialogue, review of activities and new areas of practice. By engaging students in the process of internationalising the learning experience, this project will seek to improve students’ valuing of internationalisation opportunities at the Universities and of their ability to access internationalisation opportunities.

Principle applicants

Allie Clemans

Dr Nadine Normand-Marconne

Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, Monash University

Dr Letizia Gramaglia

Caroline Gibson

Deputy Director & Academic Manager, Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL), University of Warwick

Co-applicants

Dr Sarah McDonald, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Claire O’Leary, Assistant Director, International Student Office,University of Warwick

Dr Gabriel Garcia Ochoa, Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, Monash University

Dr Sophie Reissner-Roubicek, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL), University of Warwick