Global Perspectives

GlobePicWelcome to the GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Project which is Glasgow Caledonian University’s strategic change initiative on the internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC).

Internationalisation is at the centre of the university’s vision for the future. It is our long-term aspiration to embed it across all university activities which includes our approaches to learning and teaching. All our students, home-based as well as international, will benefit from an education that prepares them for global citizenship and successful employment in today’s global labour market.

Led and managed by GCU LEAD (Centre for Learning Enhancement and Academic Development) GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES supports academic staff in embedding international and intercultural aspects in the taught curriculum on all programmes.

The project title uses the term GLOBAL as shorthand for the process of developing an internationalised curriculum:

  • Growing awareness of international issues
  • Learning from other cultures
  • Observing and reflecting on cultural differences
  • Being prepared to challenge oneself
  • Avoiding cultural stereotypes
  • Listening to culturally different points of view

If you are interested in finding out more about the project, its aims and objectives or the resources it has developed, you will find the information on this site. We will also provide regular updates on relevant events, conferences, good practice at GCU and elsewhere and current news stories.

We are very interested in your experience of internationalising the curriculum, your views on the project and any questions or comments you might have. If you would like to share them, please contact the GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Project Manager Sabine McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development in GCU LEAD sabine.mckinnon@gcu.ac.uk. Tel: 0141-273-1424.