Exporting a Student-Centered Curriculum: A Home Institution's Perspective

Dominique Waterval*, Marjolijn Tinnemans-Adriaanse, Mohammed Meziani, Erik Driessen, Albert Scherpbier, Abdulrahman Mazrou, Janneke Frambach

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Abstract

Numerous, mainly Anglo-Saxon, higher education institutions have agreements with foreign providers to deliver their curricula abroad. This trend is gradually making inroads into the medical domain, where foreign institutions undertake to offer their students learning experiences similar to those of the home institution. Not an easy feat, as the national health care contexts differ greatly between institutions. In a bid to export the curriculum, institutions risk compromising their financial resilience and reputation. This article presents an instrumental case study of a home institution's perspective on the establishment of a cross-border student-centered curriculum partnership. It provides the reader with a practical discourse on dimensions that need to be bridged between home and host contexts, and on new working processes that need to be integrated within the home institution's existing organizational structure. We describe the advantages and disadvantages based on our experiences with a centralized organizational approach, and advocate for a gradual move toward decentral interfaculty communities of practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)278-290
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Studies in International Education
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • strategic institutional management of internationalization
  • cross-border delivery of education
  • globalization and international higher education
  • internationalization of higher education
  • international cooperation in higher education
  • TRANSNATIONAL HIGHER-EDUCATION
  • MEDICAL-EDUCATION
  • OFFSHORE CAMPUS
  • UNIVERSITY
  • GLOBALIZATION
  • CHALLENGES
  • PROGRAMS
  • CULTURE

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