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Middlesex University T&L Conf 2012

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  • 21 st Century Jobs Require 21 st Century Skills

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  • 1. Middlesex Symposium – June 2012 Internationalisation – A crowded world? Dr David Law PVC (Students and External Relations) Edge Hill University
  • 2. Summary- I environment is increasingly competitive no ‘cake mix’ recipe for success universities must operate in a consistent and consciously co-operative way (even though there are many features of a competitive market)
  • 3. Summary - II serious players must demonstrate a commitment to internationalisation  in academic practice  in student support  in cultural inclusivity leadership (principled and purposeful) is also crucial  energetic and enabling without a strategic approach, the local initiatives of individual units and teams of enthusiasts lack the strength to achieve real sustainability
  • 4. Educating Global Citizens More than …  studying alongside students from many countries  learning about other cultures and acquiring languages We must …  equip students with the skills to engage with people from other cultures  encourage critical evaluation  enable active learning  embrace complexity
  • 5. Global Citizens … examine ideas that challenge their own cultural assumptions … … show respect for other perspectives …“We should not ‘tolerate’ or ‘accept’ cultural difference because these words implicitly place ourselves at the centre of what is acceptable or right.” (Washington International School)
  • 6. The Globalisation of TALENTTalent -technologically literateglobally astuteoperationally agileinternationally mobile
  • 7. Access: The Global Challenge Demand for Higher Education Expansion of Higher Education
  • 8. Economic Growth in Asia5-year average growth rates in two major economies hugely outstrips US + EU CHINA 10% INDIA 8%
  • 9. International student mobility: trends since 1975 Chart Box 3.1. Growth in internationalisation of tertiary education (1975-2004) 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2004 0.6 M 0.8 M 0.9 M 1.2 M 1.3 M 1.9 M 2.7 M3 million students are beingeducated outside their home By 2025, 8 million studentscountries, a 50% increase will be educated internationallysince 2000. Source: OECD, Education at a Glance 2007
  • 10. Central campus Import model
  • 11. Central campusExport model
  • 12. Organisation A Organisation B Partnership model
  • 13. Campus A Campus B Campus CNetwork model
  • 14. Fundamental questions1. How international do we want to be?  Sense of purpose: Income generation or developing graduates for the global economy  Capacity & Balance  Accommodation  Programme, level  Location  on-campus /off-campus  UK based/overseas based  Mode of delivery  Distance learning  Outreach teaching  Franchised provision
  • 15. Fundamental questions2. How do we compete?  Cost-based or differentiation If based on differentiation  How to position ourselves as a quality provider  How to ensure our course offerings meet market demands  How to ensure excellent student experience for all  How to target customer groups
  • 16. Internationalisation means more than just recruitment. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DOMESTIC STUDENT RECRUITMENT MOBILITY STAFF STUDENT RECRUITMENT EXCHANGES STUDENTS STAFF CURRICULUM -COURSES – TEACHING – STAFF LANGUAGES EXCHANGES INTERNATIONALISATION STAFF - DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIVE - INSTITUTIONAL DELIVERY PARTNERSHIPS TNE AND E-DELIVERY DEVELOPMENT / RESEARCH ARTICULATION INTERNATIONAL GOOD COOPERATION CAMPUSES TEACHING COOPERATION
  • 17. The virtuous circle of benefit
  • 18. Changing The Changing Workplace Expectations: Gen X, Y, 60+ Employee Engagement Multiple, Skills Employability Work/Life Overlapping Shortages vs. Job Balance Networks SecurityInformation Changing IR Overload Multiple, Ne w 24/7/365 Legislation Self-Directed Technology, Anytime,Collaborative Knowledge Careers New Energy anywhere Decision Workers Distributed New Making Valued Leadership Retirement Diversity in Options theLev eraging Two Speed Youth WorkforceInte llectual Workers Dis tance Economy on Property C ollaborati Physical & Global Corporate Data Outsourcing Competition + Social Security China, India Responsibility Sustainability
  • 19. Implications for Education 20th Century 21st Century Number of 1 – 2 Jobs 10 – 15 Jobs Jobs Flexibility Job Mastery of AndRequirement One Field Adaptability Subject Integration of 21st Teaching Century Skills into Matter Subject Matterand Learning Mastery Mastery
  • 20. What kind of higher education? learner centred problem focussed team oriented technologically enabled process driven
  • 21. Conclusion universities will learn and act in their own way no university can find the right answers purely through internal reflection much easier to say what won’t work rather than be confident about what will! strategy is important successful strategies require many kinds of contributions leaders have to listen ( or risk all sorts of mistakes)