Change management and the international classroom

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What can we learn from change management for the implementation of an international classroom?

This is session 2.7 of the Nuffic Congres. View all sessions.

What is this session about?

The international classroom has become a key part of strategy for many higher education institutions. Yet, many institutions struggle to implement the international classroom in their programmes.

This workshop approaches the implementation of the international classroom as a change process. The implementation requires changes in curriculum design, pedagogy, and in individual and collective beliefs.

In a short introduction we will present principles and perspectives of change. We will illustrate these with examples of study programmes in different disciplines and institutions.

In smaller groups at round tables, you will be able to share your own experiences, best practices and what not to do. You can also discuss how to apply these perspectives of change to your own context.

In a plenary end discussion, all groups will share their good practices, issues and ideas.

How will this session help you?

  • You will learn to approach the international classroom as a change process.
  • You will learn the implications of this approach for your work.
  • You will share good practices and strategies with other participants.
  • You will develop ideas on how to apply these lessons in the context of your institution.

Type of session

  • Workshop


  • Franka van den Hende, researcher & policy advisor, University of Groningen
  • Dr Craig Whitsed, senior lecturer, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  • Prof. Jan Riezebos, professor of Innovations in Education

Succesvol switchen tussen de straat en school

17 juni 2019
Jongeren die op straat groot zijn geworden, hebben moeite om op de schoolladder te klimmen. Gelijke prestaties leiden niet tot gelijke kansen. Hoe verander je de schoolcultuur zodat docenten en studenten geloven in hun eigen kunnen?

Nuffic Congres 2019

10 oktober 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam
Duurzaam internationaliseren - hier, daar en online.