Creating global students: opportunities, challenges and experiences of internationalizing the Geography curriculum in Higher Education

Simm, David and Marvell, Alan D (2017) Creating global students: opportunities, challenges and experiences of internationalizing the Geography curriculum in Higher Education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 41 (4). pp. 467-474. ISSN 0309-8265

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Abstract

Killick (2015) defines university internationalization as an institution’s “response to the globalization of our world” which can be viewed as a process of changing the student experience in response to changes in the wider world. Internationalization has become an important feature of universities, stimulated by the generation of fees from international students, the promotion of international “branding”, reputation and prestige (in international league tables), and to address the need for graduates to compete in an increasingly global workplace due to globalization (Haigh, 2002). The internationalization of institutions by attracting foreign students to study has received the most attention, and the opportunities and issues have been well documented (Ryan, 2013). However, the internationalization of curricula is becoming more important for maintaining the quality and competitiveness of Higher Education in an increasingly globalized neo-liberalized market (Harris, 2008) and the desire for branding as a “Global University” (Clifford & Montgomery, 2011), the increasing diversity of student and staff, and the need to broaden the relevance and appeal of higher education to wider society (Kenna, 2017).

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Editorial
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Business School
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business Research
Depositing User: Alan Marvell
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2017 15:46
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 09:46
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/4999

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