Agnes May Lin Meerwald

Dr Meerwald has twenty years experience teaching in a range of disciplines including education and nursing. Her research on intercultural issues among Australian migrants won the Western Australia Institute of Educational Research (WAIER) Postgraduate Research Award and the School of Education Prize for Doctoral Studies (Murdoch University). She was also nominated for the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Doctoral Thesis Award and the WAIER Early Career’s Award for which she was runner-up.

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Bridging cultural binaries through pedagogical practices

In internationalising the curriculum, the move away from polarising domestic and international students to focus on preparing all students for global citizenship is promising. However, the adoption of a cultural framework that values diversity requires more than a semantic shift. Tools that complement and support the curriculum in creating cultural change are critical to achieving an internationalised university curricula.

This paper focuses on pedagogy, framed by cultural theory that challenges static notions of cultural identity, to encourage the development of intercultural competence as a key to shaping global citizens.

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