iTKNe: a transnational knowledge network in education that facilitates internationalisation
|Grant (ex GST):||$220,000|
|Project Keywords:||Exchange; sociology of education; pre-service teacher education|
Partner InstitutionsCentral Queensland University, Charles Sturt University, Monash University, RMIT University, The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, University of Western Sydney
Project TeamAssociate Professor Laurence Tamatea (Project Leader), Dr Keita Takayama, Professor Michael Singh, Dr Ha Phan Le, Associate Professor Bobby Harreveld, Dr Lynne Li, Dr Patrick Danaher, Dr Jennifer Munday, Dr Wendy Green
TKNe will develop a transnational network of universities to provide opportunities for domestic and international education students to engage in knowledge production and transfer, facilitating internationalisation through the development of mutual respect and deep understanding of other knowledge traditions. This will address issues of isolation for international students, and ensure all students graduate with the international perspectives needed to teach effectively in culturally diverse local and international contexts. TKNe takes a structurally simple approach to joint delivery of learning activities by developing short and targeted learning modules that can be embedded into existing curricula, delivered using existing communication technologies, and leaving responsibility for assessment with the home institution. Partnerships will be encouraged through development of a network including resources that will facilitate institutions to engage in partnerships for a particular teaching period. An action research approach will ensure the effectiveness of the range of pedagogical approaches, assessment, and student combinations in the project are thoroughly documented.
The information on this project's page was updated 24 August, 2012.