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Annotated bibliography 1: Internationalising the student experience in Australian tertiary education


Arkoudis, S., Baik, C., Marginson, S. and Cassidy, E.2012. ‘Internationalisng the student experience in Australian tertiary education: developing criteria and indicators’, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, pp1-30 Accesssed: 11th August 2018

This is a document that was released by the Australian Government of Education International in 2012. The framework for this document is to improve the interaction between domestic and international students not just in the classroom but in other activities as well. The authors found that due to Australia’s student diversity that this aspect is a strength as this encourages students to have encounters from all over the world. Institutions such as Universities are focussing on improving their internationalising. Such focus is usually found in mission statements. According to this document ‘only 2 university websites refer to internationalising the student experience’. The Interaction for Learning Framework is broken up into 6 different parts

  1. Planning interaction: peer activites – this encourages interactions
  2. Creative environments for interaction: 1st week exercises = introduce yourself
  3. Supporting interaction: establish rules and expectations for tasks
  4. Engaging with the subject: cultural skills and experiences
  5. Developing reflexive process: peer feedback and reflection
  6. Fostering communities of learners: diversity as a resource

This relates to week 3 as UOW itself takes part in internationalising both inside the classroom and out. Through classes, societies, events and gatherings everyone that attends the University of Wollongong has these interactions. Globalisation as allowed for the ability of travel, not just for leisure but also for education. UOW both invite and accept exchange students to not just their campus but for their students to study on another campus. Week 3 highlighted why internationalising matters and why it is important not just for international students but for domestic students as well.


Annotated bibliography 2: Globalisation and crisis of cultural identity

Globalisation and crisis of cultural identity, Vineet Kaul, Journal of Research in International Business and Management Vol. 2(13) pp. 341-349, December 2012, Accessed: 11th August 2018

This article unpacks what globalisation is and the impact that it has. Not only is globalisation seen through a positive light by allowing for individuals, group and countries to interact with one another but it also has the power to erode cultural traditions and values. Every country has a set of values and through globalisation a places identity can easily be replaced, is this seen as an identity crisis? The spread of globalisation through ‘new global media such as the Internet have been an effective means of promoting traditional cultures’. Places where such normalities for a person from Australia may not be acceptable in a place like Asia. This relates to week 3 through the use of students. In week 3 the topic of The Asian Century was covered and how learning about Asia’s history should be in the curriculum for schools.  Learning about a countries traditions, languages and values may help to preserve it from globalisation. Australia has the highest number of international students meaning that these students are bringing their cultures with them and also being exposed to Australia’s. Internationalising encourages peers to interact with one another and exchange insights and information. By transmitting cultural values with one another, peers are able to not only understand a persons country but also understand them as a person.

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