Internationalising the Postgraduate Curriculum: A Ten year Case Study

Dharmendra Shadija, Richard Hill

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We describe the experience of creating and developing a postgraduate computing provision, in response to a set of different learning needs from large cohorts of students recruited from the Indian Sub-continent. Amongst a number of changes to the curriculum and deliv-ery, two particular aspects of the teaching stand-out in terms of their contribution to enhancement. First, a shift in emphasis to teach soft-ware design over implementation. Second, a delivery ethos was modi-fied to encourage professional development through the facilitation of student-led curricula, leading to a considerable improvement in student participation. Over the course of a ten-year period, student attainment and engagement increased significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransnational Higher Education in Computing Courses
Subtitle of host publicationExperiences and Reflections
EditorsJenny Carter, Clive Rosen
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030282516
ISBN (Print)9783030282509, 3030282503
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2019


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