Formal and Hidden Curricula for Global Students
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 from 17:00 to 18:30 (BST)
Join us for the second of four special lectures this July which explore major themes in international higher education. These lectures are free to attend and open to all.
'Formal and Hidden Curricula for Global Students'
Presented by Dr David Killick, Head of Academic Staff Development, Leeds Beckett University.
The framing of the internationalisation of higher education is complex, and often seems to encompass directly conflicting agendas. This talk explores what our students may gain from a particular approach to the internationalisation of the curriculum (IOC). Because I believe a university education is about enabling our students to make their way, professionally and personally, in a globalising world, I propose IOC to be a process relevant to all students in all disciplines. IOC, I suggest, 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.
When & Where
Centre for Academic and Professional Development, Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London is a member of the Russell Group and recognised as one of the world’s top 100 universities. We are one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges.
The Centre for Academic and Professional Development provides excellent development opportunities across all areas of the University’s work, to staff and research students at QMUL and to other clients.