Course Description

In this course, we will delve into the fundamental principles of content internationalization, facilitation approaches, and assessment activities. You will gain valuable insights and practical strategies to effectively integrate international perspectives into your course content, employ inclusive facilitation methods, and design assessment practices that cater to diverse learners. Throughout the course, you will be invited to reflect on the material and connect it to your own experience.

Course Outline

This course will introduce key concepts and competencies related to Internationalization of the Curriculum (IoC). There is an introductory module and then four independent modules that you can complete in any order:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Internationalization of the Curriculum
  • Module 2: Internationalizing Teaching and Learning
  • Module 3: Internationalizing Interaction
  • Module 4: Internationalizing Assessment and Feedback Practices 

What You Will Learn

During this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the basic definition of IoC, reflect on the need for an IoC approach in increasingly diverse classrooms, and identify what educational model is employed in your own university. 
  • Explore trends of international mobility and best practices in incorporating inclusive and internationalized content, tasks and activities in the classroom.
  • Identify gaps as barriers to successful communication, explore linguistic and paralinguistic strategies to promote discussion in the classroom and learn how to integrate inclusive cultural and linguistics practices of interaction in the classroom.
  • Investigate current assessment practices and how to incorporate IoC best practices in your assessments and grading design.


The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

Anyone working in a higher education context: staff or faculty
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