Introduction

The research group Global Learning was launched on 1 January 2018. The research group focuses on the global professional and personal skills that all our students learn through their home curricula.

Following the focus on inclusive education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, our internationalisation should go beyond a study abroad experience that only a minority of students will be able to benefit from. We aim to reach all our students through internationalised home curricula, while continuing to offer short and long term mobility options.

Annual report 2021

About the research group

Following the focus on inclusive education at The Hague University of Applied Sciences, our internationalisation should go beyond a study abroad experience that only a minority of students will be able to benefit from. We aim to reach all our students through internationalised home curricula, while continuing to offer short and long term mobility options.

Research themes

1. Skills of lecturers as facilitators of global learning

The research group aims to identify the skills of lecturers that enable them to design and facilitate internationalised learning for all students. The research group explicitly addresses all programmes at THUAS, particularly the domestic programmes (i.e. those taught in Dutch). Disciplinary differences play an important role in contextualising the international and intercultural dimension to the programme of study. Therefore, most of this research takes the form of action research.
The research group also contributes to the enhancement of professional development for internationalisation and to monitoring the effect of such professional development.

2. The implementation of global learning for all

The research group aims to research the implementation of global learning -for all students- in two dimensions: as an element of the process of teaching and learning and curriculum development and as an element of processes in management and leadership.
In the first dimension, the focus is primarily on lecturers, but also on educational developers, curriculum developers and quality assurance officers. The second dimension focuses on leaders, managers and international officers. Our research includes all instruments that can internationalise teaching and learning, particularly Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).
 

3. Global learning in the continuous pathway for internationalisation.

This research theme is based on the advice of the Education Council of the Netherlands to consider internationalisation and the development of skills and attitudes (such as Global Citizenship) a continuum across primary, secondary (including vocational) and tertiary education. Research is specifically focused on the connection between secondary and tertiary education in the development of 21st century skills and global citizenship skills and how activities in internationalisation contribute to the formation of such skills.

Collaboration

Collaboration

The research group contributes to insights that help lecturers to imagine internationalisation for their specific disciplinary context, and to enhance the skills that enable them to assume their crucial role. The research group therefore collaborates with trainers and practitioners in the learning community ‘internationalisation’ at The Hague University of Applied Sciences and with The Hague Centre for Teaching and Learning. The research group Global Learning is situated within the Centre of Expertise for Global and Inclusive Learning and works closely with other research groups in the Centre. Internationally, the research group collaborates with other scholars and research centres in the field of internationalisation of higher education. Among these is the Centre for Global Learning at Coventry University. This collaboration results in joint and comparative research, projects, jointly authored publications and joint PhD supervision.

Jos Beelen

About the professor

dr. Jos Beelen

Jos Beelen has a bachelor’s in history and a master’s in Classical Archaeology from the University of Amsterdam. During his master’s he spent a year doing archaeological fieldwork in Turkey. He obtained his doctoral degree from the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. His thesis focused on the obstacles and enablers to internationalising learning outcomes by academics. Jos worked as a lecturer at Inholland University of Applied Sciences and as international officer, policy advisor and researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Jos is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Global Learning at Coventry University.

j.m.h.j.beelen@hhs.nl

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Adriana Perez Encinas

Visiting Scholar dr. Adriana Perez-Encinas

The research group Global Learning will welcome Dr. Adriana Perez-Encinas as its first Visiting Scholar. Visiting scholars spend a shorter or longer period at THUAS and contribute new perspectives on our research and educational practice.
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L’imagination gouverne le monde” (Imagination rules the world)

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Team

Marloes Ambagts van Rooijen

Marloes Ambagts - van Rooijen

Marloes Ambagts - van Rooijen
Rigtje Bruinsma

Rigtje Bruinsma

Rigtje Bruinsma
Babet Hoeberigs

Babet Hoeberigs

Babet Hoeberigs
Claudia Bùlnes

Claudia Bùlnes

Claudia Bùlnes
Simone Hackett

Simone Hackett

Simone Hackett
Jantien Belt

Jantien Belt

Jantien Belt
Karine Hindrix

Karine Hindrix

Karine Hindrix
Reinout Klamer

Reinout Klamer

Reinout Klamer
Eveke de Louw

Eveke de Louw

Eveke de Louw
Corina Tabacaru

Corina Tabacaru

Corina Tabacaru

Projects

Internationalisation at Home activities in different academic disciplines

This study aims to establish how Internationalisation at Home (IaH) is implemented in different disciplinary categories based on the concept of academic tribes, if certain IaH activities are prioritised over others, and what rationales are applied in the choices of IaH activities in different disciplines.
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iKUDU: developing the concept of Internationlisation of the Curriculum through COIL virtual Exchange projects between South African and European Higher Education Institutes

The iKUDU project is an EU-funded capacity building project focused on setting up a community of practice on COIL and the role that this can play in the internationalisation of the curriculum.
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Publications

Blog

Virtual collaboration for international learning

In a collaborative project, The Hague University of Applied Sciences and Zurich University of Applied Sciences used a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) format.

Book

Internationalisation at home: reinventing the wheel in the STEM disciplines

The chapter explores misconceptions and success factors in internationalisation at home in the STEM disciplines.

Inaugural lecture

A deeper dig into Global Learning

International education is a relatively new field and until recently, there was no formal education to prepare practitioners.

Book

Internationalising learning outcomes at The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The chapter explores the process of internationalising learning outcomes in practice, and identifies key stakeholders, and obstacles and enablers.

News

Partner Up! wil in een informele samenwerking het onderwijs verbeteren
17 January 2023

Partner Up! aims to improve education through informal collaboration

General

She is delighted with the new Institutional Plan and how it has come about. She likes that each member of the Executive…
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Presentatie Kees Sommer
15 September 2022

Researcher Kees Sommer presents a paper at the Joint Conference on Language Evolution

General, Research

On 7 September 2022, the Joint Conference on Language Evolution took place in Japan. Researcher Kees Sommer gave an…
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Marlous Schouten
9 March 2022

Student about internationalisation with COIL

General, Programmes

Marlous Schouten, 4th year Facility Management student, participated in several COIL projects. COIL stands for…
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