Responses to Internationalisation in Two Schools of Education

  • COLLEEN KAWALILAK University of Calgary
  • JENNIFER LOCK University of Calgary
  • PETREA REDMOND University of Southern Queensland
Keywords: cross-cultural, intercultural, internationalisation, globalisation, education, higher education


Cross-cultural, multicultural, intercultural, and transcultural perspectives and practices in higher education contexts vary significantly, comparable to the blurring and often obscure definitions and interpretations applied to internationalisation terminology. In this article, academics from two Schools of Education in Canada and Australia aim to deepen the dialogue by sharing perspectives on internationalisation, drawing from their places of work and learning. The findings are discussed through the lens of a conceptual framework for internationalisation of higher education. From scholarly discourse, perspectives, practices, opportunities, and challenges pertaining to internationalisation in university contexts are examined. Recommendations for action for internationalisation within pre-service teacher education contexts follow.