Setting the Context
#5Internationalising the curriculum
As the student population becomes more informed of global issues and more diverse in its make-up, the curriculum within higher education in Scotland needs to be adapted to meet the diverse needs of students and employers in Scotland. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the higher education curriculum should demand students who are critical thinkers and able to deal with the complexities of multicultural differences.
Internationalisation of the curriculum is more than just attracting international students. It is about developing a curriculum that will be
- culturally inclusive
- sensitive to diversity of fields of study
- sensitive to diversity of perspectives from across the world
- socially responsible
- visionary and forward-looking.
An international approach will help us move away from a monocultural approach to one that addresses issues of diversity and Eurocentricism.