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  • 1. Internasjonalisering blir brukt til å styrke utviklinga av undervising og forsking, og auke kvaliteten på institusjonen gjennom internasjonale relasjonar og samarbeid2. Internasjonalisering blir meir eller mindre definert som mobilitet av studentar og tilsette3. Internasjonalisering blir brukt til å rekruttere betalande studentar for å bidra til finansiering av institusjonen4. Internasjonalisering omfattar heile institusjonen, inkludert tilsette og studentar, og inkorporerer ulike verkemiddel som mobilitet, pensumutvikling og internasjonalisering heimeKilde: Jeroen Torenbeek (red.), 2005: Managing an international office
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  • Meeting demands of International relations from a small college perspective

    1. 1. Meeting demands of International relations from a small college perspective<br />Per A. Godejord, Dean of Faculty of Scientific Subjects<br />
    2. 2. Internationalisation of higher education<br />A definition<br />“Internationalization at the national, sector and institutional levels is defined as the process of integrating an international, intercultural or global dimension into the purpose, functions or delivery of post-secondary education.” <br />(Jane Knight, Journal of International Higher Education, no. 33, 2003)<br />
    3. 3. Internationalisation of higher education<br />Different definitions of what internationalisation should entail:<br />Internationalisation<br />Institutionalised strategy<br />Quality<br />Recruitment<br />Mobility<br />
    4. 4. Strengthening of international and multicultural orientation <br />
    5. 5. Internationalisation in the new teacher eduaction of Norway<br />Attractive partners for cooperation<br />Quality of education<br />Increased international knowledge, experience and language competence<br />Cultural understanding and global solidarity<br />
    6. 6. Challenges of internationalisation at smaller institution<br /><ul><li>Few courses in English
    7. 7. Few courses that are developed with a view to attract students from abroad
    8. 8. Low number of academic staff and thereby fewer who are interested in internationalisation and have the necessary language competence
    9. 9. Few international projects and international partners
    10. 10. Low mobility in both academics and students</li></li></ul><li>Solving the challenge with low student mobility<br />Prof.dr.hab. Maria Czerepaniak-Walczak,<br />Institute of Pedagogy, Szczecin University<br />Polish<br />Beata Godejord, PhD,<br />Informatics, Nesna University College<br />Norwegian<br />Hallstein Hegerholm,<br />Senior Lecturer Informatics, Nesna University College<br />International Online Courses<br />Polish/ Norwegian<br />
    11. 11. ICT and Learning <br /><ul><li>55 students
    12. 12. 14 of them are foreign students, mostly from from Poland but also two Spanish students</li></ul>The project has the following didactic and research objectives:<br />To integrate Norwegian students (from Nesna University College) and Polish students (from Szczecin and Torun University) to realize a joint e-learning course within the scope of Social Aspects of ICT.<br />To work towards formulating the foundation for didactics of cross-cultural education in online setting.<br />To investigate communication behaviour of course participants within the patterns of linguistic and non-linguistic modes of communication.<br />To obtain an insight into the symbolic culture of digital environment with the focus on participatory mechanisms used to provide information and feedback<br /> The theoretical perspective framing the research is Social Constructionism and <br /> Symbolic Interactionism .<br />
    13. 13. Increased international knowledge, experience and language competence<br />The course ITL/ITB103 will be the corner stone of something the parties involved hope will lead to Polish and Norwegian students studying and working together online within a broader range of online courses related to the field of Educational ICT.<br />
    14. 14. “You can't live in the world today, and you can't do business in the world today, unless you are a global citizen”<br />President Margaret Lee, Oakton Community College (Illinois, USA) <br />