In this episode, we discuss internationalisation of the undergraduate physiotherapy curriculum, considering the significant amount of interest (and funding) that is currently being invested in it as a pedagogical strategy. We talk about what we understand it to be, how to go about doing it, and how to determine if it’s working. You can find out more about the projects mentioned during the session at:
- Oxford Brookes (Ben): Physiotherapy in different international health contexts
- Manchester Metropolitan (Rachel): Using shared online teaching and learning: an exploratory study of undergraduate physiotherapy students’ perspectives.
- University of the Western Cape (Michael): International Ethics Project.
You can also still visit the planning document in Google Drive, which includes additional information about the session. If you’re interested in doing some reading on internationalisation in general, here are some resources we found helpful in preparing for the conversation:
- Internationalising HE framework from the UK Higher Education Academy.
- Global Learning Through Difference: Considerations for Teaching, Learning, and the Internationalization of Higher Education.
- Redefining Internationalization at Home.
- And this special edition of International Higher Education on the topic of internationalisation.
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Guests on the podcast
Anestis Divanoglou: Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Iceland (Twitter, LinkedIn, and ResearchGate).
Rachel Forsyth: Associate Head, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University (Twitter, LinkedIn, and ResearchGate).