Workshop 6

In this workshop, Professor Monika Foster will give you an insight of the principles of an internationalised curriculum. After a theoretical background about the perspectives of her study in this area, a Reflective Toolkit will be presented. This toolkit aims to assist in reviewing the portfolio for the provision of an internationalized curriculum. In the second part of this workshop, you’ll get the opportunity to use this toolkit to reflect on the extent to which your curriculum is international.

Bio Professor Monika Foster
Professor Monika Foster has worked in Higher Education in the UK, Europe and Far East for over 25 years. Monika’s research interests lie in cross-cultural management, employability, internationalization of higher education, intercultural aspects, and leadership and change management (HR). Furthermore, her research interests lie in international mobility and study destination choices and internationalisation of the curriculum. Monika has led a number of international, cross-institutional and interdisciplinary projects to scope and design mechanisms for assisting students with the transitions.

Monika’s external recognition includes the award of Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a title of Visiting Professor from Shandong University of Finance, China. Monika has published her research internationally and in the UK. She is on Editorial Boards for a number of academic journals. She has served on a number of national committees and advisory bodies, including an Advisory Board to HEA Internationalisation Framework. Her most recent appointments include a Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Learning, Teaching and Student Experience  Committee, advising on national HE policy, including TEF; and HEA Consultancy role for the HEA programme ‘Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching’.

Monika’s current research projects include a scoping study of international student transitions as part of the QAA Enhancement Theme Student Transitions and a study exploring student perspectives on the internationalised curriculum.
Currently Monika is working on a Jean Monnet Erasmus+ funding bid on the ‘Development of research informed teaching materials to generate ‘Best Practice’ cross-fertilisation of European Union Studies and Erasmus Exchange Programmes for Business Studies Students for enhanced employability’.’.