If the Bridge Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: The Hidden Curriculum of Higher Education Internationalization. Thoughts from Denmark

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    Abstract

    Denmark is among the world’s most competitive nations. At the same time it has a strong tradition of citizenship‐oriented tertiary education. Nevertheless, we are currently witnessing the erosion of this tradition, arguably as a result of neoliberal ideologies ushered in by globalization and internationalization processes. These processes have stirred domestic fears, evident in government reports, about the need to improve Danish higher education to ‘meet the challenges of globalisation’. Concrete instances of possible erosion include recent directives to examine and grade group work on an individual basis, the abolition of the ‘13’ grade for individual or group performance, and the introduction of measurable skills via “learning objectives,” for all tertiary education courses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDepartment of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    SeriesWorking Paper / Intercultural Communication and Management
    Number2009-4

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    Blasco, M., & Tackney, C. T. (2009). If the Bridge Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It: The Hidden Curriculum of Higher Education Internationalization. Thoughts from Denmark. Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Copenhagen Business School. Working Paper / Intercultural Communication and Management, No. 2009-4