Bringing internationalisation at home to life in your programme (A/E)

Amount of working units: 8 AE
Max. Number of participants: 12


  • THUE, 29th of May 2018, 9 AM - 5 PM

Please register until THUE, 15th of May 2018.
Belated registrations will be considered depending on the registration status.

Waldweg 26, Room3.117/3.119 (Trakt I, 3.OG)

Language of Workshop: English

Internationalisation is increasingly seen as a tool to enhance the graduate skills of students. Frequently mentioned among these skills are 21st-century skills such as intercultural communication, critical thinking and conflict resolution. This addresses the often neglected ‘why’ question. Which skills are most relevant can only be determined by the academics in programmes of study. This means that, for once, we need to invent the wheel again, within individual programmes. The focus in this workshop is on an internationalised curriculum for all students.
We will first look at existing competences and learning outcomes at graduation and discuss how we can internationalise these. The next step is to internationalise also the learning outcomes of individual modules. This represents the ‘what’ dimension.
Finally, we will look at how teaching and learning can be adapted to achieve internationalised learning outcomes
We will use an adapted version of Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle to keep us alert in distinguishing the ‘why, ‘what’ and ‘how’. The workshop will be hands on and interactive. Since the discussion between academics in academic programmes is so important, we encourage academics to participate together with a colleague. Please also bring materials such as study guides and descriptions of your programmes and modules.

After successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • critically reflect on rationales for internationalisation in their discipline and programme
  • explain the connection between internationalisation and the achievement of 21st-century skills in their programmes
  • internationalise the learning outcomes of their programmes and of modules within those
  • articulate their needs for further development and support

  • Used methods:
    The working methods will alternate between input by the trainer and group and individual work. The participants will also compare and discuss the results of the group and individual work. They will gain experience with tools, such as the Program Logic Worksheet, that they will also be able to use after the workshop.

    Curriculum design, internationalisation at home, internationalising learning outcomes, 21st-century skills

    Dr. Jos Beelen is Professor of Global Learning at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Visiting Professor at Coventry University. He is senior trainer for the European Association for International Education (EAIE) and facilitates training for internationalisation at home and for assessment of internationalised learning outcomes. He has facilitated workshops and training for universities in The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark and Finland and also in Latin America and South Africa.