Department: Master of Education
Module Description: This module develops the skills and understanding required to engage with the internationalisation of higher education. The module will provide a comprehensive review of the key trends, challenges and developmental models within international higher education. Students will gain a core understanding of the foundation of the discourse; practical understanding of policy and action; critical capability through analysis and comparative discussion.
The module will introduce students to a diverse set of case studies providing a clear opportunity to connect theory to practice. Students will develop skills in research, critical analysis, comparative review, constructing arguments based on evidence and theory.
This module will draw upon skills gained throughout the degree and provide an opportunity for the development of a general understanding of the field of international higher education and the development of specialised knowledge and application in the sub-fields of policy; leadership; curriculum; teaching and learning; student experience; strategy; and management. The module will cover key activity in the UAE and internationally.
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Brandenburg, U. and De Wit, H. (2010). The end of internationalization. International Higher Education, vol. 62, Winter, pp. 15-17. Request item
Chee, C.M., Butt, M.M., Wilkins, S. and Ong, F.S. (2016). Country of origin and country of service delivery effects in transnational higher education: a comparison of international branch campuses from developed and developing nations. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, vol. 26(1), pp. 86-102.
Coffman, J. (2015). Higher education in the Gulf: privatization and Americanization. International Higher Education, (33), pp. 17-19. Request item
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Hou, A.Y.C., Hill, C., Hui-Jung Chen, K., Tsai, S. and Chen, V. (2017). A comparative study of student mobility programs in SEAMEO-RIHED, UMAP, and Campus Asia: regulation, challenges, and impacts on higher education regionalization. Higher Education Evaluation and Development, vol. 11(1), pp. 12-24.
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Mok, K. H. and Han, X. (2015). Managing changing labour market needs and 'Brain Drain' problems: a study of motivation of students studying abroad or transnational higher education in China. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Globalization, Changing Labour Market and Social Mobility, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong.
Mok, K. H., Han, X., Jiang, J. and Zhang, X. J. (2017). International and transnational learning in higher education: a study of students' career development in China. Working paper no. 21. Open resource
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