When internationalization meets assessment

Hanna, Barbara E. & Toohey, Alicia M. (2005) When internationalization meets assessment. In Bailey, Chanel & Barnett, Karen (Eds.) Social Change in the 21st Century - 2005, November 2005, QUT, Brisbane.


As university curricula adapt themselves to changing social conditions, they find they must take into account the forces of globalisation. Reporting on one of the case studies from QUT’s "internationalizing the curriculum" project, this paper explores what it is to teach a language to a cohort of students which is already internationalized to some extent, and which will work in an internationalized context. While intercultural competence and awareness are often cited as by-products or even goals of language programmes, the inclusion of the demonstration of such competences in assessment design is often under-explored. This paper will present some proposed solutions for linking the unit objective of training in intercultural competence to assessment tools consistent both with models of (inter)cultural skills and with the principles of criterion referenced assessment.

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ID Code: 2796
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Internationalization, criterion referenced assessment, intercultural communication, teaching of French
ISBN: 1741071089
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Centre for Social Change Research
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Barbara E. Hanna and Alicia M. Toohey
Deposited On: 13 Dec 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:28

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