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Hill, L. & Weissova, L. (2023). Demystifying the Bermuda Triangle: How to support academics in implementing Internationalisation at Home. In: M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder & P. Kwiatek (Ed.), : . Paper presented at EAIE 2023, 26-29 September, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Demystifying the Bermuda Triangle: How to support academics in implementing Internationalisation at Home
2023 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Academics are the main vessels in the implementation of Internationalisation at Home, but they often feel lost at sea as they encounter multiple challenges in this endeavour. To support them in engaging in Internationalisation at Home teaching practices, this poster examines the challenges they face and describes a range of appropriate support mechanisms.

National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62621 (URN)
Conference
EAIE 2023, 26-29 September, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-10-09Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Brandenburg, U. (2023). Pathways to Academics Engagement: Investigating Institutional Support for Internationalisation for Academics. In: M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder & P. Kwiatek (Ed.), : . Paper presented at CZEDUCON conference, 21-23 November 2023, Brno, Czech Republic (pp. 45-47).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pathways to Academics Engagement: Investigating Institutional Support for Internationalisation for Academics
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Internationalisation at home. Internationalisation of the curriculum. Internationalisation of teaching and learning. ‘A dear child has many names’ and in all, educators are key. Yet, not all academics support internationalisation or are supported by their institutions. This session will compare the results of the SUCTIA project on internationalising academics and research on institutional support for internationalisation provided to academics by 29 Swedish HEIs.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62935 (URN)
Conference
CZEDUCON conference, 21-23 November 2023, Brno, Czech Republic
Available from: 2023-11-28 Created: 2023-11-28 Last updated: 2023-11-28Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Pantelic, D. (2023). With or without them: Supporting academics in their internationalisation efforts. In: M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder & P. Kwiatek (Ed.), M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder, & P. Kwiatek (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2023: Proceedings. Paper presented at Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2023, 11-12 May, Steyr, Austria (pp. 45-47). Düren: Shaker Verlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>With or without them: Supporting academics in their internationalisation efforts
2023 (English)In: Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2023: Proceedings / [ed] M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder, & P. Kwiatek, Düren: Shaker Verlag, 2023, p. 45-47Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Düren: Shaker Verlag, 2023
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62618 (URN)978-3-8440-9127-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2023, 11-12 May, Steyr, Austria
Available from: 2023-10-09 Created: 2023-10-09 Last updated: 2023-10-09Bibliographically approved
Kjellgren, B., Bergman, B., Weissova, L., Eftekhari, P. & Richter, T. (2022). Educating the educators – the key to internationalisation of Swedish Higher Education? [Att utbilda pedagogerna, är det nyckeln till lyckad internationalisering?]. In: : . Paper presented at Internationaliseringsdagarna (IDA), 10-11 november 2022, Eskilstuna, Sverige.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Educating the educators – the key to internationalisation of Swedish Higher Education? [Att utbilda pedagogerna, är det nyckeln till lyckad internationalisering?]
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58945 (URN)
Conference
Internationaliseringsdagarna (IDA), 10-11 november 2022, Eskilstuna, Sverige
Available from: 2022-11-18 Created: 2022-11-18 Last updated: 2022-11-18Bibliographically approved
Johansson, A. & Weissova, L. (2022). Exploring the state of Internationalisation of the curriculum at a Swedish university: lessons learned [blog post].
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the state of Internationalisation of the curriculum at a Swedish university: lessons learned [blog post]
2022 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Introductory paragraph: Globalisation and technological development are steadily reshaping the landscape of higher education (HE) and making new demands on higher education institutions (HEIs) to prepare their graduates for the challenge of living and working in a globally connected world. According to the OECD (2018), global awareness and social and cross-cultural skills are highlighted as 21st-century skills that students need to succeed in their future careers.

Series
Vertikals
Keywords
blockers-and-enablers, higher-education, internationalisation, intercultural-competencies
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57965 (URN)
Note

Published 23 June 2022 on the blog Vertikals.se

Available from: 2022-07-18 Created: 2022-07-18 Last updated: 2022-07-18Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, U. & Weissova, L. (2022). Internationalising the academic classroom – what, why and how. In: : . Paper presented at Academics for SUCTIA Final Conference, June 2-3, 2022, Poznań, Poland.
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The covid-19 pandemic served as an accelerator to prioritise local internationalisation activities at many higher education institutions (HEIs). Internationalisation of formal curriculum at home is one of such activities that has the power to bring the benefits of internationalisation to all students, not only the mobile ones. To make this happen, university teachers need the expertise to become capable of designing and facilitating international practices in their disciplines.

The view of teaching staff as key players in internationalisation at home/internationalisation of the curriculum (IaH/IoC) is well established. However, even though teachers, in theory, may be aware of their role, research shows that there is great uncertainty about how to carry out their responsibility in practice. HEIs stand in front of the important task: equipping their teaching staff with the competencies to manage the challenges and opportunities that the international classroom brings.

This presentation will give an example of meeting this demand by introducing an ongoing initiative in creating a staff development course driven by the network for Strategic Internationalisation for Swedish University Colleges (HÖNSI).

A group of researchers, teachers, curriculum developers and international officers representing six Swedish HEIs have planned the joint course with the aim to increase the awareness of academic teachers about their role as intercultural educators and to support them in how to integrate an international, intercultural and global perspective in their own practice to increase their students’ intercultural competence. Our session will present the course plan, its learning objectives and contents. In addition, the dialogic planning process and its challenges will be discussed, for example, the balance between theory and practice and the didactic/educational issues: what is internationalisation, why internationalisation and how to ‘do’ internationalisation?

Keywords
staff development, intercultural classroom, students’ intercultural competence, the discourses of internationalisation
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56906 (URN)
Conference
Academics for SUCTIA Final Conference, June 2-3, 2022, Poznań, Poland
Available from: 2022-06-08 Created: 2022-06-08 Last updated: 2023-11-01Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Johansson, A. (2022). Making the invisible visible: Current practices and perceptions of internationalization of the curriculum. Journal of Student Affairs, XVIII Edition, 23-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making the invisible visible: Current practices and perceptions of internationalization of the curriculum
2022 (English)In: Journal of Student Affairs, Vol. XVIII Edition, p. 23-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Globalization and technological development are steadily reshaping the landscape of higher education (HE) and making new demands on higher education institutions (HEIs) to prepare their graduates for the challenge of living and working in a globally connected world. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), social challenges including globalization, migration, and increased social and cultural diversity, will affect the future of education. Global awareness and social and cross-cultural skills were highlighted as 21st-century skills that students need to succeed in their future careers (OECD, 2018). Universities can address these challenges and foster active, responsible, and engaged global citizens by incorporating deliberate interventions within their formal curriculum. Accordingto Leask (2015), an internationalized curriculum has the power to acknowledge the importance of intercultural and international skills and knowledge, as well as cultural awareness and the ability to think in a local, national, and global context. Data from the Global Survey Report of the International Association of Universities (IAU) indicated that 88% of HEIs globally considered Internationalization of the Curriculum (IoC) as important (Marinoni, 2019). Yet, most HEIs find it challenging to pursue an inclusive and systematic approach toward the IoC (Killick & Foster, 2021).

This article explores current Internationalization of the Curriculum practices and perceptions among teaching staff at a middle-sized Swedish University. Further, this article elaborates on enablers and blockers that local teaching staff face in their efforts to internationalize the curriculum. This work will serve as a foundation for stimulating the reflection and discussion amongst teams of teaching staff about the IoC in their disciplines and how to navigate future opportunities to further internationalize curricula.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York University, 2022
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56477 (URN)
Available from: 2022-05-16 Created: 2022-05-16 Last updated: 2022-06-10Bibliographically approved
Pantelic, D., Aktaş, V., Florin Samuelsson, E. & Weissova, L. (2022). Measuring intercultural competence: lessons from a pilot project. In: M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder, & P. Kwiatek (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2022: Proceedings. Paper presented at Cross-Cultural Business Conference, 12th-13th May 2022, Steyr Campus, Wels, Austria (pp. 222-234).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Measuring intercultural competence: lessons from a pilot project
2022 (English)In: Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2022: Proceedings / [ed] M. Überwimmer, R. Füreder, & P. Kwiatek, 2022, p. 222-234Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There is an agreement among scholars that we need to prepare students to be ready-for-life, as well as the agreement that the future might be characterized by, broadly defined, diversity. Although the benefits of diversity are numerous and praised, there is also an understanding that diversity on its own does not necessarily mean that these benefits will be realized. Working (and living) in a culturally diverse environment poses a challenge and requires skills and mindset to overcome obstacles and reap the benefits. It is no surprise that the global contemporary business world induces discussion on globally competent employees. But employees of tomorrow are today’s students, and therefore, to prepare them for culturally diverse workspaces, the question of intercultural competence and its development during studies becomes relevant. Future employees are to work with a diverse group of stakeholders outside the organization (customers, clients, intermediaries, partners) and to work in a diverse team of colleagues inside their organizations. The internationalization of HEI created an environment that offers opportunities to engage in cross-cultural contacts and advance cross-cultural competence. 

The aim of this paper is to contribute to the debate about advancing and measuring intercultural competence by presenting findings from a pilot study. We conducted 45 interviews on internationalization and diversity in a HEI from the multistakeholder perspective (management, teachers, staff, students) across four schools belonging to a university in southern Sweden. Parallelly, we assessed the intercultural competence of different student groups using Ang’s Cultural Intelligence Scale collecting 177 responses in the process. We will present our experience from the project, initial findings and share a suggestion for a practice that can serve as an alternative to measuring intercultural competence.

National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57186 (URN)978-3-8440-8625-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Cross-Cultural Business Conference, 12th-13th May 2022, Steyr Campus, Wels, Austria
Available from: 2022-06-15 Created: 2022-06-15 Last updated: 2022-06-15Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Rusaw, D. (2022). One for all and all for one: involving all staff in Internationalisation at Home. In: : . Paper presented at The 32nd Annual EAIE Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 13-16 September, 2022.
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Higher education institutions’ work with internationalisation is often managed by a small group of people who decide on the strategic direction and priorities. But what happens if we open this strategic door to all staff? This poster describes how the Appreciative Inquiry method (a tool often used for organisational development) can support the implementation of an Internationalisation at Home strategy throughout your institution.

National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58590 (URN)
Conference
The 32nd Annual EAIE Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 13-16 September, 2022
Available from: 2022-10-06 Created: 2022-10-06 Last updated: 2023-01-25Bibliographically approved
Weissova, L. & Coté, C. (2022). Strengthening the local community with global empowerment. In: : . Paper presented at Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalisation Virtual Conference 2022 (SOTG 2022), 17 November 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strengthening the local community with global empowerment
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58946 (URN)
Conference
Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalisation Virtual Conference 2022 (SOTG 2022), 17 November 2022
Available from: 2022-11-18 Created: 2022-11-18 Last updated: 2022-11-18Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4860-4826

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