The project is aimed at materializing the concept of ‘Internationalization at Home’ (IaH) in the context of CUHK by developing internationalized curricula which are guided by the ‘Conceptual Framework on Internationalization of Curriculum’ (referred to as IC in this report). The Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR) worked with teachers from different faculties to develop discipline-specific courses which embed multicultural elements in teaching and learning in order to promote among our students a global mindset and enhance their intercultural understanding.
Activities, process and outcomes
Practices and views of IC in the context of CUHK were collected from teachers from Faculty of Arts, Medicine, Law, Business Administration and Social Science through semi-structured interviews. Support was provided to the teachers to internationalize curriculum designs, students’ learning activities and assessment on students’ learning outcomes. Notable changes were observed by one of the collaborating teachers on students’ performance. Students involved in the course of IC became more aware of the international issues and global perspectives were evident in the choice of individual presentation topics. A teacher workshop on internationalising curriculum by two overseas scholars was organised.
Deliverables and evaluation
Two experienced speakers on IC, Prof. E. Jones from Leeds Beckett University and Prof. W. Green from University of Tasmania delivered a workshop for CUHK teachers interested in enhancing teaching and learning and internationalizing their curriculum.
Sampled course outlines with embedded international and intercultural elements were developed.
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
This project enables CUHK teachers to take a step back and review their course design from another perspective which will further enhance the global competitiveness of students and cultivate a sense of global citizenship. Collaboration made between the teachers and CLEAR also helps aligning teachers’ practice with the University’s Integrated Framework for Curriculum Development and Review. Without leaving CUHK, students can gain a global and international experience should ‘Internationalization at Home’ be materialized by embedding multicultural elements in all aspects of university life, cultivating a culture to value and respect different cultures, and encouraging teachers and students to appreciate and learn from each other regarding cultural aspects.