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dc.contributor.authorWisniewska, Lidia Maria
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-11T13:18:36Z
dc.date.available2011-11-11T13:18:36Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/971
dc.descriptionMundusfor Erasmus Mundus Master Degree - Education of Professionals in Educationen_US
dc.description.abstractRecently, internationalization is high on the agendas of national governments, international bodies and institutions of higher education. Huge economic and human resources are involved in internationalization efforts, without real knowledge of what exactly its impact is. The purpose of this study is to describe, analyze and reflect on different actions of campus-based internationalization and research carried out at two Norwegian colleges (Akershus and Oslo University Colleges) and at a Spanish International Projects Office OFPI (Granada University), as well as to see its impact on the development of intercultural competence among participants. Our study case uses the process and competences development approach to internationalization. It involves a multi-method design: qualitative ethnographic study with retroductive and inductive strategies based on institutional document analysis, informal interviews, participative observation, field notes, internship diary, photograph analysis and is complemented by quantitative study (questionnaire). These research instruments were applied on different levels of the campuses population in order to reach exhaustive comprehension of the subjects being studied: the key people responsible for planning policy and implementation of IHE (Norwegian campuses) and internationalization of research (Spanish campus) on the three campuses, international offices, professors, campus services, domestic and international students. Participative observation (as an international student and member of management of internationalization efforts) was carried out during the academic and internship periods in both countries. A questionnaire was also applied among participants of international research projects (IRP) managed by OFPI. Data collection and analysis were implemented from administrative practitioner (management) and pedagogic point of view. The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of each campus internationalization strategy were presented. Comparative perspective of IHE and research internationalization, considering national and organizational culture influence on strategy implementation in our study contexts was also discussed. Our study reveals that campus culture is shaped by a planned internationalization strategy as well as unplanned factors such as the dimension of national and organizational culture. The reflection on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the internationalization strategy helps in the innovation process. Academic and administrative staff with a well-developed IC is an indispensable pillar of international campuses. A well-planned IaH provides an opportunity for the development of interculturally-aware citizens and professionals and furthermore decreases cultural shock among overseas guests. The ownership of an internationalization initiative shared by the whole campus staff is the most relevant strength of the internationalization strategy. The mix of international and domestic students still is a big challenge for international educators and administrators. The lack of IC among campus staff, domestic and international students, and the repetition of stereotypes interfere in these groups’ interaction. Participation in IRP helps in the development of IC but not in a scale expected. Researcher much more improved their IC through cooperation in IRP than administrators and men more than women. All these factors can influence the performance of IaH and IRP as well as intercultural and international cooperation in HE. In order to innovate university campus through internationalization strategy focus on intercultural training of the campus staff is desireen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherHøgskolen i Akershusen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesERMUN;2011
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Pedagogiske fag: 280en_US
dc.subjectYrkespedagogikken_US
dc.subjectProfesjonspedagogikken_US
dc.subjectIntercultural competencesen_US
dc.subjectOrganisasjonskulturen_US
dc.titleResearch on professional practice: internationalization of university campuses and its formative impact on the development of intercultural competences among professionalsen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/971/2/wisniewska_master_erasmusmundus_2011.pdf


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