From Training Initiative to Fully-Fledged Innovative International Programme: A Story of Staff and Student Cooperation at the University of Groningen’s Medical School

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Here we tell the story of the development of an International Bachelor of Medicine programme (IBMG) which, in the words of the programme’s manager, prepares “students who know how to make decisions when they get into a new situation anywhere in the world, and who have an open mind for multiple solutions”. We trace the development of the IBMG, reflecting on how much it was driven by specific educational values, an informal culture, a highly motivated team, and the enthusiastic involvement of students. In narrating this story, we weave in multiple perspectives, not only those of the three authors, but also those of many of the programme’s team members.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines
Subtitle of host publicationReflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health
EditorsWendy Green, Craig Whitsed
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9789463000840
ISBN (Print)9789463000833
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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NameGlobal Perspectives on Higher Education
PublisherSense Publishers

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