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6 October 2021 - 6 October 2021

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Online seminar using Zoom

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Part of the School of Education Research Seminar Series.

Re-imagining internationalisation of the curriculum at home

Professor Elspeth Jones, Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University

This will be a virtual seminar using Zoom. Contact for details about how to take part.

Reflecting on how we conceptualise and design curricula is always of vital importance, but not least in a rapidly changing global context. Issues of social and cognitive justice and decolonisation of curriculum have come to the fore in recent years, just as societal division seems fuelled by nationalism and populism around the world. Meanwhile, internationalisation is often seen by institutions in terms of international recruitment and student mobility, while its real contribution to personal and professional development and to society more broadly is either ignored or little understood. Are we sufficiently self-critical on these matters, and can institutions be encouraged to enable the reframing of internationalisation and ‘interculturalisation’ in broader terms as part of an inclusion and social justice agenda? This presentation will explore some of the issues and aim to foster discussion among participants.



Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University UK, and founding editor of the influential book series, Internationalization in Higher Education (Routledge).  She was awarded the inaugural North Star Medal of Lifetime Achievement in Transnational Research (Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards), and has worked with a range of universities, ministries and organisations across six continents. She has published widely and hosts a YouTube channel featuring conversations with international educators.