Internationalisation of the curriculum
Griffith University recognises that internationalisation of the curriculum is an on-going process which is fundamental to the success of its graduates and to the future of the institution. Internationalisation is an existing component of many University programs. The policy suggests strategies and targets that may be set by the University community.
Griffith has a culturally rich and diverse learning community. We celebrate this diversity and harness it to enrich and extend learning at program, course and classroom levels. The teaching resources outline approaches and useful strategies for integrating international perspectives into course content and learning and teaching activities and cultivating culturally inclusive learning environments.
Learning Futures produces Good Practice Guides offering practical strategies and tools for effective teaching to enhance the quality of student learning and outcomes.
- Good Practice Guide: Internationalising the Curriculum (PDF 275k) - Strategies for academic staff
- Good Practice Guide to Internationalising the Curriculum (PDF 986k) - Includes graduate attributes, course design and extracurricular activities
A web-based system supports the approval process for creating, modifying, approving and publishing course profiles. The course profile system captures and stores data in a format that can be utilised by other systems, including the measurement of strategic objectives such as Internationalisation.
Griffith offers professional development for staff teaching international students on campus, for staff travelling overseas on University business.
Staff should take opportunities to make sure students aware of expanding their employment possibilities through adding another language to their skills. Refer students to Studying languages other than English where they can find out about the Brisbane Universities Languages Hub as well as opportunities to obtain a stand-alone Diploma of Languages.
Academic staff are valuable promoters of outgoing student exchange opportunities offered by the Griffith Exchange Program, as these activities help to internationalise their programs and experience and help prepare students as global citizens.
The Federal Government encourages the mobility of students as it recognises the value to Australian citizens of personal growth, self-confidence, independence and tolerance of others and the unfamiliar.
Academic staff can assist international students at Griffith to navigate the appropriate support services from the comprehensive range that Griffith offers.