Internationalisation at home

Intercultural learning for social psychology students.

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Abstract

An internationalised curriculum could better prepare graduates for globalising and increasingly culturally diverse workplaces. There is a need to provide students with intercultural teaming opportunities at home because many students do not have access to study abroad opportunities. This paper describes curriculum changes designed to enhance students 'intercultural learning in a third year social psychology course at an Australian university. Two novel classroom activities based on the alliance building and cultural mapping methods of the Excellence in Cultural Experiential Learning and Leadership (EXCELL) programme were used. Students reported increased intercultural learning in this course, especially regarding awareness and knowledge, compared to another third year psychology course they participated in that did not include such activities. Suggestions for embedding intercultural learning throughout the psychology curricula are discussed along with the challenges in sustaining such curriculum changes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-40
Number of pages11
JournalPsychology Teaching Review
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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