Internationalisation of the Curriculum

Internationalisation of the Curriculum (IoC) SIG is concerned with the curriculum implications for students in an increasingly connected global society. What does the presence of international students in our classrooms mean for how all students and teachers learn and teach?

Australian institutions have been particularly good at marketing their educational products and services, and subsidising their revenue through the recruitment of fee paying international students. As a result of the increasing numbers and diversity of international students on campus, many institutions assert that they are ‘international’ in character.

However, there has been a lag in action between recruitment of international students and moves to internationalise the curriculum beyond the mere presence on campus of international students.

The SIG was formed in December 2005 and has members from around Australia in schools, TAFE colleges and universities. The SIG is also has links with the Internationalisation at Home SIG of the European Association of International Education (EAIE).

Membership is open to IEAA members and non-members.


The IoC SIG seeks to:

  • Explore the curriculum implications for all students in an increasingly connected global society
  • Encourage and support collaboration across sectors for the benefit of all involved in education programs offered by Australian institutions
  • Provide a support network for teachers and academic staff interested in what IoC means for what and how they teach.

Leadership team

Dr Wendy Green, Convener

Wendy is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education, and Graduate Research Coordinator, at the Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching (TILT), the University of Tasmania. She has published widely on internationalisation of the curriculum, student and academic staff mobility, and on alternative approaches to the professional development of academic staff.

Dr Ricardo Flores, Deputy Convener

Ricardo is a Lecturer in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School and is a committed teacher and an active researcher. He has pioneered research on the global strategies of multinationals and engaged in the scholarship of global citizenship and intercultural competence. He received the UNSW Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013 and was a finalist for the OLT's Australian Awards for Teaching Excellence 2014.

Mariana Lane, Deputy Convener

Mariana is the Project Manager (International Education) at Independent Schools Queensland. She works collaboratively with independent schools (and more widely with non-government schools) to support their international programs, endeavours and engagement. In recent years, Mariana has developed an online community to support internationalisation of schooling and global citizenship education for member schools.

Past conveners

Dr Shanton Chang Deputy Convener October 2013 October 2015
Dr Wendy Green

Convener October 2014 Present
Deputy Convener October 2012 October 2014
Professor Betty Leask Convener October 2005 October 2012
Dr Ly Tran Deputy Convener October 2014 October 2016
Dr Craig Whitsed Convener October 2011 October 2014


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