The process of internationalization of the nursing and midwifery curriculum: A qualitative study Academic Article uri icon


  • There is an abundance of literature on internationalization of curricula. However, research on how a curriculum is internationalized to accommodate non-mobile students studying in their home countries is limited.To describe the process undertaken by curriculum developers in internationalizing the Brunei nursing and midwifery curriculum through curriculum design.A descriptive qualitative research design.A nursing and midwifery higher education institution in Brunei.Seventeen nurse/midwife academics.Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 17 curriculum developers. Data were analyzed using thematic analysis.Four themes emerged: expectations of an internationalized curriculum; formation of a committee; benchmarking and setting standards; and designing the curriculum for internationalization.This study has implications for the development of an internationally-oriented curriculum that takes into account the cultural context of a specific country. The findings highlight the need to involve students in curriculum design, a practice that is not common in Brunei.

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  • 2016