About the Project
The Internationalisation of the Curriculum project asks how we can create a truly inclusive global curriculum across disciplines within our pedagogical design and development. While a great deal of important work at Warwick has focussed on how we can internationalise our pedagogies, decolonise our institutions, and create inclusive learning environments, less attention has been given to efforts to create a truly international and globally inclusive curriculum. This co-creative project combines rigorous pedagogical research, primary data collection across the region, and careful critical analysis to produce academic and other outputs that aim to transform curricula at Warwick and beyond across all disciplines.
This project develops out of work conducted by the WIHEA Internationalisation Learning Circle over the last several years, feeding directly into Warwick’s promotion of the ethos of internationalisation as a strategic goal.
In 2021, the Learning Circle carried out an informal pilot survey of Learning Circle members and colleagues, with 11 free text responses. The survey helped the Learning Circle understand and work with the different ways in which the term ‘internationalisation’ is used. We saw the lack of consensus around this term as an opportunity to help develop a shared and dynamic understanding of internationalisation to inform policy within the University and beyond.
- To address and implement key priorities identified in the Internationalisation of Education Strategy in 2021-22 with the central goal of developing Warwick students as global citizens
- Collect evidence about what approaches programmes use to foster internationalisation beyond the traditional axis of linear mobility.
- Compare Warwick’s critical, challenge- and values-based approach to internationalisation pedagogy and practice to that of other regional institutions
- To highlight challenges to internationalisation, especially in disciplines that may traditionally not see internationalisation as central to their area of study but recognise the need to incorporate it in order to enhance diversity and equality objectives; improve students’ access to a globalized job market; and cater to student bodies that bring together home and overseas students.
This project aims to produce quantitative and qualitative data that will help develop a shared and dynamic understanding of internationalisation, both within the University and the wider region, in order to further the implementation of the Internationalisation strategy and position Warwick as a regional leader. This data will be used to produce a collaborative research article, as well as hybrid workshops that will be open to partner institutions and the EUTOPIA/Monash alliances, thus generating a unique space for longer-term collaboration. The resources and guidance developed will be widely circulated, and have a measurable influence on pedagogy.
English and Comparative Literary Studies
Professor Jo Angouri, University Executive Office
Dani Pearson, Chemistry
Sandra Pereira, WBS
- Leticia Villamediana Gonzalez, SMLC