The webinar "Internationalization of the
Curriculum in Context" was held on Tuesday 22 as part of the Erasmus DHIP
Program, funded by the European Union and as part of the FIESA Webinar Cycle.
It was a great success with the participation
of 460 people from 17 countries in America and Europe.
The activity was jointly organized by the
National University of Quilmes, the Program for the Internationalization of
Higher Education and International Cooperation (PIESCI) of the Secretariat for
University Policies of the Ministry of Education, the National Interuniversity
Council (CIN) and the Council of Rectors of private universities (CRUP).
The speakers were Betty Leask, Emeritus
Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at La Trobe University of
Melbourne (Australia) and Pablo Beneitone, Professor at the National University
of Lanús. Dr. Juan Luis Mérega, of the UNQ,was the moderator and the closure was realized by Marina Larrea,
of the PIESCI-SPU.
The webinar was also the starting point of a
cycle of four webinars, which will take place between September and the end of
the year, in which interdisciplinary teams from 20 Argentine universities will
develop a practical exercise on the subject, in workshop format and under the
coordination of Leask and Beneitone
The significance of the webinar cycle is to
take on in all its dimensions the challenge of ensuring an education with
diversified knowledge and multicultural perspectives, which systematically
offers global learning opportunities and which ensures that students from
Argentine Higher Education Houses develop general skills, disciplinary and
professional knowledge. In this sense, it is essential that this challenge goes
beyond the reduction of internationalization to actions focused on academic
mobility to start thinking about the internationalization of curricula,
teaching and learning.