Internationalising the curriculum for pre-departure offshore international students

Contact person info
Name of contact person: 
Geoffrey Lamberton; Sally Ashton-Hay
Email of contact person: 
sally.ashton-hay@scu.edu.au
Who are your partners?: 
Faculty staff
What is the rationale for this practice?: 
Perceived need by ALL staff
Perceived need by faculty staff
Supports university obligations/initiatives
First year experience initiatives
Social Inclusion initiatives
What support exists for this practice? (Institutional or other): 
University strategic/operational plan
Departmental strategic/operational plan
Faculty support
What restrictions are there on this practice? (Institutional or other): 
Staffing
If you have evaluated this practice, please select evaluation type(s): 
Feedback from offshore partner institution
What are the strengths of this practice?: 

Prepares international students for study in Australia and embeds academic skills in a pre-departure curriculum presented by SCU lecturer in China. Curriculum designed for Business students but could be adapted by other faculties for off-shore delivery.

What are the weaknesses?: 

New initiative; needs further development and evaluation.

What improvements (if any) would you like to make?: 

Develop more with further iterations and offshore delivery.

What approaches/theories of language and/or learning underpin this practice?: 

Interactive learning, team work, cultural competence, internationalisation of the curriculum.

Other publications/products arising from this practice? (Not already included in previous question): 

Paper based resources

Online resources

article in press

ALL Publication