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Article
Publication date: 10 August 2018

Michael Byram

This paper aims to argue for the significance of internationalism for the internationalisation of higher education. It analyses some conceptualisations and definitions of…

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Purpose

This paper aims to argue for the significance of internationalism for the internationalisation of higher education. It analyses some conceptualisations and definitions of internationalisation before explaining the concept of internationalism, and variations of it, to demonstrate that internationalism has a moral dimension which could, and the author argues, provide a normative value base for the processes of internationalisation.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is a cross-disciplinary, conceptual exploration.

Findings

The argument concludes with a listing of principles which should give a moral direction to internationalisation.

Research limitations/implications

The approach proposed is the basis for evaluations of different aspects of internationalisation such as the design and implementation of curricula.

Practical implications

The approach taken here, if implemented, would lead to changes in curricula and processes of internationalisation.

Social implications

The impact of internationalisation, and particularly of student mobility as an aspect of it, is already significant, and the perspective presented here would lead to more coherent interactions in mobility situations.

Originality/value

Using the neglected concept of internationalism brings a new perspective and challenge to internationalisation.

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On the Horizon, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Publication date: 20 February 2024

Pilar Rodríguez-Arancón, María Bobadilla-Pérez and Alberto Fernández-Costales

This study aims to delve into the interplay between didactic audiovisual translation (DAT) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL), exploring their combined impact on the…

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Purpose

This study aims to delve into the interplay between didactic audiovisual translation (DAT) and computer-assisted language learning (CALL), exploring their combined impact on the development of intercultural competence (IC) among learners of English as a foreign language (EFL).

Design/methodology/approach

Using a quasi-experimental approach with a quantitative research design, the study analyses the outcomes of a questionnaire answered by 147 students across 15 language centres in Spanish Universities. These participants actively engaged in completing the lesson plans of the Traducción audiovisual como recurso didáctico en el aprendizaje de lenguas extranjeras project, a Spanish-Government funded research initiative aimed at assessing the effects of DAT on language learning.

Findings

The current study confirms the reliability of the instrument developed to measure students’ perceived improvement. Beyond validating the research tool, the findings of the current study confirm the significant improvement in intercultural learning achieved through DAT, effectively enhancing students’ motivation to engage in language learning.

Research limitations/implications

The current research solely examines students enrolled in higher education language centres. This paper closes with a CALL for additional research, including participants from other educational stages, such as primary or secondary education. In the broader context of CALL research, this study serves as a valuable contribution by exploring the potential of DAT in fostering IC in EFL settings.

Originality/value

This research confirms the potential of DAT and CALL to promote students’ learning process, as the combination of these approaches not only yields linguistic benefits but also intercultural learning.

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Journal for Multicultural Education, vol. 18 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2053-535X

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Publication date: 2 August 2011

Robert Gibson

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Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1352-7606

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Publication date: 18 August 2023

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Cross-Cultural Undergraduate Internships
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-356-5

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Publication date: 1 July 2001

H.G.A. Hughes

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Reference Reviews, vol. 15 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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On the Horizon, vol. 26 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1074-8121

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Cross-Cultural Undergraduate Internships
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-80455-356-5

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Publication date: 1 March 1990

Richard Maclure

In an age of growing skepticism about the development industry and about the appropriateness of the predominant paradigms of modernisation and immutable technology transfer, many…

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In an age of growing skepticism about the development industry and about the appropriateness of the predominant paradigms of modernisation and immutable technology transfer, many scholars and practitioners are now attempting to re‐define approaches to development (e.g. Taylor, 1979; Galtung et al., 1980; Chambers, 1986; World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987). Out of this general effort to re‐consider the ways in which social and economic development should be conducted has emerged the notion of participation. In conceptual terms it is now widely agreed that development plans and policies must not only account for the perceptions and opinions of local populations, but that community groups should participate in the underlying processes of consultation and decision‐making. What is much less understood, however, are the mechanisms by which participation is operationalised and institutionalised, and the stresses as well as the advantages which accrue from participatory practices. This is particularly the case in the realm of scientific inquiry where participatory research (PR),(1) has emerged as part of the search to render science more germane to the needs and opinions of local people.

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International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

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Business and Management Doctorates World-Wide: Developing the Next Generation
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78973-500-0

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Publication date: 16 August 2016

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University Partnerships for Academic Programs and Professional Development
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78635-299-6

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