Who are our students and where will their futures take them? Approximately a quarter of all Australians were born in another country so Australian students come from culturally diverse backgrounds. Flinders actively recruits International students so the student population is multinational. When both Australian and International students graduate, they will join the globalised workforce and are likely to work in multinational teams in varied locations; while graduates remaining in Australia will operate in a multicultural setting. Therefore, to adequately recognise the diverse nature of the student population and to prepare them for their international and multicultural graduate destinations, our curricula need to be internationalised.
An internationalised curriculum is "a curriculum with an international orientation in content and/or form, aimed at preparing students for performing (professionally/socially) in an international and multicultural context and designed for domestic and/or foreign [international] students."
Definition adapted from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 1996 by Crowther, P., Joris, M., Otten, M., Nilsson, B., Teekens, H., & Wächter, B. (2000). Internationalisation at Home. A Position Paper.
To learn more about what this definition means in practice, and how you can internationalise your curriculum in just 4 steps, please watch this 5 minute video
Internationalising the curriculum addresses the Flinders Graduate Quality ‘Connect Across Boundaries'.