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Formal and Hidden Curricula for Global Students

On Tuesday 21 July, Dr David Killick, Head of Academic Staff Development at Leeds Beckett University presented the second of our summer lectures: ‘Formal and Hidden Curricula for Global Students’

Dr Killick discussed the complex framing of the internationalisation of higher education and the ways in which it often seems to encompass directly conflicting agendas. The talk also explored what our students might gain from a particular approach to the internationalisation of the curriculum (IOC).Dr Killick proposed IOC to be a process relevant to all students in all disciplines that should be a process to enhance learning, to create greater academic equity, and to build the capabilities which all our students will need to lead lives they have reason to value (Sen, 1993, 1999) in the fluid world(s) which await them. A significant dimension to these capabilities is a capacity for conversation with diverse others. How can our formal and our hidden curricula be interrogated, shaped and delivered in ways which will give all our students the confidence and the competence to step outside their communities of similitude and experience and identify themselves as individuals who can, who have, and who will continue to be people who engage with Others?

Sen, A. (1993). Capability and well- being. In M. Nussbaum & A. Sen (Eds.), The Quality of Life (pp. 30-53). Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Sen, A. (1999). Development as Freedom. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

You can view a recording of the lecture and browse tweets about it below:

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