Dr Wendy Green

Dr Wendy Green

2016 | OLT National Teaching Fellow

University of Tasmania | Profile

Engaging students as partners in global learning

Fellowship years: 2016 - 2017 (year due to complete)

Abstract: By engaging students as partners in global learning this Fellowship will enhance their employability in the interconnected world of the 21st century. Although internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) is prioritised in the National Strategy for International Education and is widely supported by university policies, little attention has been given to students’ experiences of, and outcomes from IoC. An internationalised curriculum, as it is understood, intended and enacted by academics can be understood and valued very differently by students. Many students fail to recognize and engage in opportunities for global learning within the formal curriculum, while others are disappointed with its narrow interpretations in their courses. This Fellowship will both engage with, and broaden the focus of IoC‐related scholarship, from its current focus on engaging academics, to include students as partners in global learning. Fellowship activities will focus national attention and develop expertise on engaging students with academics as co‐designers and co-producers of globally‐relevant curriculum.

Fellowship discipline: Multidisciplinary