International curriculum transfer in geography in higher education: an example

Author(s): Amanat Ullah Khan   Manzurul Hassan   Peter Atkins

Journal Name: Journal of Geography in Higher Education

Volume & Link: Volume 38, Issue 3

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Year: 2014

Abstract:

Internationalization of geography in higher education comes in many guises. This paper discusses some of these, with particular attention to curriculum development and transfer. The context is Bangladesh and a case study is presented of a link programme between three higher education institutions in that country and one in the UK. The British Council funded project INSPIRE provided funding and organizational support for a project that lasted 4 years and enabled 22 staff visits from Bangladesh to the UK and 6 in the other direction. As a result, curricula of 43 teaching modules in the general area of environmental hazard and risk, environmental change and climate change have been initiated or revised. While this type of transnational knowledge transfer has its drawbacks, we argue that there are specific circumstances in which it can work

Citation:

Khan, A. U., Hassan, M. and Atkins, P. (2014): International curriculum transfer in geography in higher education: an example, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp. 348-360

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