Brookes International HE Reading Group

About the group

The Brookes International HE Reading Group meets throughout the year to discuss recent and / or seminal articles and publications that could make a difference to the way we think about our teaching, curriculum or students’ experiences whilst debating key issues and networking in a supportive, convivial environment. 

Everyone is welcome, whether you are a seasoned educational developer, researcher, subject lecturer, PhD student, college affiliate or senior manager. Anyone from across the international Higher Education community is most welcome. 

The articles are chosen to provoke reflection, insight and debate, and for 2023-24 we are delighted to announce that our core theme will be internationalisation (broadly understood). 

Please send suggestions for articles to read to Dr Adrian J. Wallbank (

An international perspective

Internationalisation has been a major thematic field in the scholarship of teaching and learning literature for at least the last four decades and has been claimed to be ‘a vital aspect of higher education in the twenty-first century’ (Klopper, 2020). 

Its causes, benefits and impact upon the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment have been subjected to considerable debate and the topic sometimes becomes entwined with wider political agendas and theoretical positions. Furthermore, the pandemic has led to ‘a growing focus on and interest in the ways that, for example, international (im)mobility…shapes practices’ (Mittelmeier and Yang, 2022).  

As such, there’s plenty for us to discuss, and an international perspective with reference to the literature should prove mutually beneficial for us all, irrespective of our discipline or institution.

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