Decentring the Classroom
Interested in introducing diversified perspectives in your classes? Discover here some innovative and successful initiatives.
In this film, students and staff talk about how bringing different cultural perspectives into the classroom, and what is being taught, enriches the learning experience and values the diversity of students’ own experiences.
Based on students’ feedback, here are some ways you could implement this idea within the classroom:
Use different approaches for students to share and learn from each other, for example drama (Pan Hi Xuan)
Enable students to make connections and work in class with students located in different countries (Harsimran)
Include resources from authors from different origins, and ask students to think about purpose and perspectives shared in their work (Leanne)
Pedagogies of internationalisation (AdvanceHE, UK)
This resource bank is designed for all staff in higher education who teach international students ... and is intended as a space for reflecting on and sharing teaching practices. Led by researchers based in the University of Manchester, UK, this website is organised according to different sections. The Toolkit section provides a comprehensive overview of technologies for varied engagement.
Impact of cohort mix on student experience and education outcomes (International Education Association of Australia)
This digest considers how the mix of domestic and international students in a cohort impacts ... the higher-education experience. The student body in higher education institutions around the world is growing and becoming more diverse. At the same time, universities face increasing pressure to provide a high-quality learning experience and student services to remain competitive in the global higher education market. In this research digest, the term 'cohort' refers to a group of students who study together in the same course, and the term 'cohort mix' describes the socio-demographic characteristics of those students at the course level.
Jones, E. (2022). Problematizing the idea of curriculum ‘internationalization’. Journal of International Students, 12(1), i-v.
In this editorial, Elspeth Jones discusses the concept of interculturalization ... as transformative internationalization going beyond international experiences.