5. Designing an internationalised curriculum
Select the learning outcome for your Module:
Module A learning outcome Specify the skills needed by staff to teach an internationalised curriculum, and abide by Curtin procedures relating to use of language in the development of offshore programs, as well as professional accreditation and recognition requirements in relation to the host country.
Module B learning outcome Plan effective, engaging and supportive learning activities and assessment programs that accommodate all students.
Module C learning outcome Plan effective, engaging and supportive learning activities and assessment programs that accommodate all students.
Module D learning outcome Plan effective, engaging and supportive learning activities and assessment programs that accommodate all students, noting in particular Curtin procedures relating to use of language.
Module E learning outcome Develop and deliver effective, engaging and supportive learning activities and assessment programs that accommodate all students, noting in particular Curtin procedures relating to use of language.
Module F learning outcome Evaluate courses or units in terms of the delivery and assessment of an internationalised curriculum, at the same time ensuring compliance with Curtin's procedures relating to use of language.
Read the documents, or parts of the documents, applicable to your Module. Write a basic summary of the provisions of each, and save it to your IPD folder.
Teaching and Learning an Internationalised Curriculum (Ti Teow Loon) [pdf]
A comprehensive and well-researched document that advises academic on many aspects of internationalised curricula and teaching international students. It includes self-audit checklists. Sections are:
- Internationalising the curricula (discipline focus)
- Accreditation, professional recognition and curriculum review
- Internationalisation and teaching staff
- Developing internationalised programmes and courses
- Teaching for effective learning
- Planning a lesson that fosters internationalisation
- Lesson delivery and classroom interaction
- Group work and cooperative learning
Teaching to Improve Student Learning: Internationalising the Curriculum [pdf]
A short document that serves as an introduction to ways of internationalising the curriculum.
Curtin Language of Instruction Policy [doc]
Provides guidance on the language of instruction and normal expectations for language competencies in aspects of the admission and assessment of students.
Curtin procedures: Inclusive language [pdf]
Outlines Curtin's commitment to valuing the diversity of its students and staff by ensuring that inclusive language is used in all academic and administrative written (including electronic) and spoken communication by students, staff and the Curtin community generally. This will be reflected in all course and unit documentation and student materials.
Teaching English as Another Language (EAL) students
This document from the University of South Australia is a concise but very useful set of guidelines.
Teaching International Students: Strategies to enhance learning [pdf]
This document, from the University of Melbourne, contains practical suggestions for teaching strategies that will assist international students.