Agency and internationalisation: Making globalisation work for YOU


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Presenter:  Dr Ania Lian

Date: Mar 08, 2017

Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Contact person:  The LEBA Research and Postgraduate Office
T: 8946 6156
E: LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Blue 5.1.01 Theatre Room, Casuarina Campus

Abstract:
Are universities truly in crisis? The presentation explores factors that currently are said to typify the context of higher education institutions worldwide and reviews proposals that have been put forward for universities to rebuild their credibility and community relevance. Drawing on this analysis, the presentation examines the issue of agency in the changes in higher education that have occurred and in the changes which will come. While research typically identifies governments, finance, corporate world, or even university’s own governance as the key players of change, personal agency is rarely mentioned, and even less understood. Indeed, what would be the issues that would need addressing for the academics to feel that they can lead change? While the presentation does not attempt to find an answer for every higher education institution worldwide, it does attempt to systematise perspectives developed in this regard and contextualise their significance to our own context in CDU and, specifically, School of Education. Internationalisation is at the core of these reflections and is presented as an opportunity for academics to test, contest and grow the sources of their expertise, and, as a result, shape the future of the institutions and people they engage.

Biography
Dr. Ania Lian
is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Charles Darwin University, Australia, and Vice President for Research & Innovation of AsiaCALL (the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted-Language-Learning). Ania publishes in the areas of technology and language education, research and quality assurance in higher education. Her more recent publications include Challenges in Global Learning: Dealing with educational issues from an international perspective (with Peter Kell, Paul Black & Koo Yew Lie) (Cambridge Scholars Publishing);?‘New Learning’ and CALL: A DIY paradigm?, AsiaCALL Online Journal (2014); ?A dialogic framework for embedding graduate attributes in discipline-based degree curricula?, Rangsit Journal of Arts & Science (2012).

RSVP by Monday 5pm 6th March 2017 via Outlook or email LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au
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