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Internationalisation of the curriculum

Our Strategic Plan includes a priority to enhance curricula to develop the Cardiff Met EDGE, enabling students to develop Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills, experience, knowledge, confidence and resilience.

Developing the cultural capacity of Cardiff Metropolitan University students through internationalising the curriculum is part of EDGE development, particularly focused on:

  • providing opportunities for students to explore their own cultural identity and values so they are more attune to valuing others' cultures
  • using resources that provide an alternative cultural perspective to the curriculum
  • engaging students in live projects that have an ethical and/or global component that enhances their notion of the Other, and developing their capacity to be global citizens
  • encouraging and enabling students to explore the discipline from other cultural perspectives
  • making the most of existing diversity in the student and staff population, and in our international links

There is opportunity for staff to engage with internationalisation through:

  • Ongoing workshops where internationalisation is considered within the wider frame of the inclusive curriculum
  • Using a reflective tool to engage discipline teams in discussions about their curricula and to consider further developmental changes
  • Encouraging staff to develop their own cultural capacity through international exchanges, and links with international partners


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Citation information
Tangney, S  (2015)  Internationalisation of the curriculum.  Cardiff: Cardiff Metropolitan University.