Mestenhauser Lecture Series on Internationalizing Higher Education

2012-13 Lecture

Internationalizing the curriculum and student learning: Preparing graduates for the 21st century

Professor Betty Leask
University of South Australia

Friday, February 8, 2013
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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2012-13 Workshops

Internationalizing the curriculum and student learning: Hands-on workshops

Betty Leask also led an interactive and practical workshop February 9 and 11 on internationalizing the curriculum and student learning. In the workshop, participants discussed a conceptual framework for internationalization of the curriculum and explored a questionnaire designed to assess current levels of internationalization in courses and programs. They then identified obstacles to internationalization and addressed ways to overcome these obstacles.


The lecture and workshops are organized by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance. Cosponsors include the University of Minnesota's International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS); College of Education and Human Development; Center for Teaching and Learning; Carlson Global Institute; International Programs (University of Minnesota Crookston), International Education Office (University of Minnesota Duluth), and University of Minnesota Morris; plus the Minnesota International Center; Education for Global Learning: A Consortium of Minnesota State Colleges & Universities; and St. Catherine University.


About the Speaker

Betty LeaskThe 2012-13 Mestenhauser Lecture and associated workshops were given by Professor Betty Leask, University of South Australia, who is a globally recognized scholar and practitioner of internationalizing the curriculum and student learning. She is a highly sought-after speaker in Europe, Canada, Australia, and the United States. In 2010, she was named an Australian National Teaching Fellow.

Professor Leask is the author of numerous publications, including her recent work, Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) in Action: A Guide. She served on the advisory group for the 2010 publication, Finding Common Group: Enhancing interaction between domestic and international students: Guide for academics. She focuses on linking theory and practice with institutional strategy, teaching, learning and research, as well as the integration of international and domestic students into learning environments inside and outside of the classroom.

Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative

The Mestenhauser Legacy Initiative was launched by the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance in close consultation with Professor Josef Mestenhauser to recognize his legacy to international education. Through this collection of innovative programs and scholarship, we strive to honor Professor Mestenhauser's legacy of working to broaden international understanding.

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