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Students’ perspectives on curriculum internationalisation policies in transition: Insights from a master’s degree programme in the Netherlands

Slof, Bert; Mittelmeier, Jenna and Rienties, Bart (2019). Students’ perspectives on curriculum internationalisation policies in transition: Insights from a master’s degree programme in the Netherlands. Innovations in Education and Teaching International (In Press).

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Abstract

Although many studies have investigated the overarching benefits of curriuclum internationalisation in various forms, there have been few investigations of students’ perspectives on changing university policies towards internationalisation. In this study, we considered master’s students’ perspectives on two changing internationalisation policies at a Dutch university: (1) the switch to English Medium Instruction (EMI) and (2) the increasing incorporation of internationally-minded materials into the curriculum. Through analysing 138 questionnaire responses, the relevancy of and comfort with internationalised content, the use of EMI, and overall teaching quality was explored. The findings suggested that, although most participants valued their overall internationalised learning experiences, factors such as students’ educational backgrounds and perceived confidence using English influenced the degree to which curriculum internationalisation policies were deemed relevant to students’ lives and careers. This article summarises with suggestions for university staff, programmes, and departments undergoing transition policies towards curriculum internationalisation.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1470-3300
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Learning and Teaching Innovation - Academic
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
OpenTEL
Item ID: 66337
Depositing User: Bart Rienties
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2019 08:48
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 15:01
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66337
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