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EDUC2037 Internationalisation and Education

Module Overview

The forces of globalisation reach into all spheres of social life, including education. In this module you can expect to analyse internationalisation in education as a consequence of globalisation. You will consider how globalisation in its various dimensions is affecting education, and how education is contributing to globalisation and internationalisation. You will explore how institutions' structures and operations as well as their teaching and learning processes are changing as a consequence of internationalisation.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the global context of education.
  • Explore the impact of globalisation in different educational contexts and examine the variety of institutional and sectoral responses.
  • Examine and evaluate the variety of classroom based strategies for integrating an international dimension into the teaching learning processes.
  • Evaluate the complexity of teaching and learning in increasingly culturally diverse educational environments.
  • Analyse the variety of curriculum internationalisation approaches appropriate to diverse educational contexts.


- Meanings of globalisation - impact on knowledge and the development of a well-educated workforce; - Meanings and examples of internationalisation; - Approaches to curriculum internationalisation - global competency models, global learning activities which promote cultural pluralism; - Critical analysis of approaches to curriculum internationalisation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Participation in seminar groups Group and class discussion Posing and responding to questions Directed reading Suggested additional research Typically, this module is taught through 11sessions of two hours plus 1 week of group tutorials

Independent Study126
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Thompson, W.R., & Reuveny, R. (2010). Limits to globalization: North-South divergence.. 

Zolo, D. (2007). Globalisation: an overview. 

Basset, Roberta y Maldonado-Maldonado, Alma (2009). International Organizations and Higher Education Policy: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally?. 

Guruz, K. (2011). Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy: Revised and Updated Second Edition. 

Copeland, P., & Papadimitriou, D. (2012). The EU's Lisbon Strategy: Evaluating Success, Understanding Failure. 

Martens, K., Rusconi, A. and Leuze, K (2007). New arenas of education governance: the impact of international organizations and markets.. 

Dale, R. and Robertson, S. (2009). Globalisation and Europeanisation in education. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:


Cost implications of key texts associated with the module (apart from journal articles) are additional costs for the student.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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