International Higher Education: Local Initiatives Enabling Global Citizens
2016 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Education at University of Borås is internationally connected to varying degree and form. This report looks at a selection of initiatives in order to explore the past, present and future role of UB internationalization. As a basis for the review, 7 students are interviewed on their international experience in their education – exchange studies and minor field studies (MFS) respectively. The participants stress the role of personal development and career enablement, and perceive their international experience as a distinct, unique element of their education. Possibilities and problems are then identified and related to the current literature on international education, learning and pedagogics. The study lands in a critical discussion on the future development of UB education. Key points of development: To meet the Bologna 20 percent commitment, more efforts need to be made on promoting and enabling internationalization to students, faculty and administrators. Curricular hurdles need to be removed as not to hamper students’ programme progression for going abroad. Teachers’ competency building efforts such as the Teaching and learning in higher education course could benefit from further elements of internationalization.
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Research subject Teacher Education and Education Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11146OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-11146DiVA: diva2:1047748
PUH Conference, Borås, April 28, 2016.