Real world learning and the internationalisation of higher education: approaches to making learning real for global communities

Md. Golam Jamil*, Nazmul Alam, Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas, Mohammad Aminul Islam, A. K. M. Moniruzzaman Mollah, Annajiat Alim Rasel

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Abstract

Real world learning and the internationalisation of curricula are relatively new considerations in contemporary higher education discourses. Inquiry and application lie at the heart of real world learning, and the internationalisation of academic programmes is expected to equip learners with diverse learning styles and global citizenship skills. However, combining these two sets of educational objectives for pedagogic success is challenging, mainly because of learners’ academic, social and cultural differences. The chapter addresses this problem theoretically and with the help of three real cases drawn from the UK and Bangladesh. The cases convey the ethos and procedures for accommodating diversity, inquiry, application of learning, and cross-cultural collaboration in international educational settings. The findings suggest several practical guidelines on creating authentic and long-term learning opportunities in higher education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Pedagogies for Higher Education: Real world learning and innovation across the curriculum
EditorsDawn A. Morley, Md. Golam Jamil
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter6
Pages107-132
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783030469511
ISBN (Print)9783030469504
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • curricula internationalization
  • higher education
  • pedagogy
  • creativity

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