The Challenge of Curriculum Design in the Transnational Classroom: Put Theory into a Practice

Abstract

This paper aims to review existing activities in the internationalisation of the curriculum at one division of an university in Melbourne, Australia. It begins by looking at the concept of internationalisation in general then refines this to consideration of its transnational dimension. This entails treatment of the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing students undertaking transnational programs leading to degrees at the university informed by the author’s reflection and professional practice in the field. This includes synthesis of the results of end of semester surveys administered to 3 cohorts of students each 40 during 2011 to 2012 specifically focused on changes to a third year undergraduate eCommerce unit. The paper’s findings address significant policy, behavioural and curricular issues, which are of relevance to other universities engaged in transnational education.



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Xuemei Tian, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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