Internationalising the Curriculum through Student Mobility: A Tale of Two Universities

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Internationalisng the curriculum is an important and strategic initiative of universities worldwide. An internationalsied curriculum has the potential to enrich the educational experience of both local and international students by providing a range of opportunities for study and cultural exchange. This includes student mobility programs as well as incorporation of international content. This paper reports on an exploratory study designed to explore the experiences of the students who have participated in the mobility exchange between universities in Malaysia and Australia. Areas of study include social work, planning, environment, communication, public relations, international development and social science. Individual interviews and focus groups were conducted with the students and staff at both universities collecting information on the students experiences during their studies abroad with the focus of this paper on the design and delivery of curriculum and assessment tasks and strategies.


Keywords: student mobility, internationalising the curriculum, tertiary education
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: International Activity through Student Mobility


Dr. Jennifer Martin

Associate Professor of Social Work, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Dr. Ling How Kee

Head of School, Faculty of Social Sciences, UNIMAS - Sarawak
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia


Ref: L08P0360