Theoretical framework

© Kyra Clausen

Filmmaking by Students

Some ideas and concepts we assume regarding filmmaking by students:

– context-based creation of videos
– educational purpose
– based on constructivist learning theories
– transforming acquired concepts and principles of a particular discipline in the form of a film
– critically questioning specific problems of a particular discipline through a research question
– producing a creative film to communicate the own understanding of the world

Internationalisation at Home

Some ideas and concepts we assume regarding Internationalisation at home:

– „Internationalization […] as the process of integrating an international, intercultural, or global dimension into the purpose, functions or delivery of postsecondary education“ (Knight 2003: 2)
– Internationalisation at Home and cross-border education as pillars of internationalisation (cf. Knight 2004: 16)
– „Internationalization at Home is the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the formal and informal curriculum for all students within domestic learning environments.“ (Beelen/Jones 2015: 69)

to be discussed:
What understanding of education (German ‚Bildung‘) underlies Internationalisation at Home?
How is the filmmaking approach applicable within Internationalisation at Home?

CC0 Public Domain

CC0 Public Domain by Gerd Altmann

Intercultural learning

Some ideas and concepts we assume regarding intercultural learning:

– following Liddicoat & Scarino’s theory on intercultural language teaching and learning: „For us, an intercultural perspective can be understood as the lens through which the nature, purpose, and activity of language teaching and learning are viewed, and the focus which students develop through their language learning. The intercultural in language learning is then a way of viewing the nature of language, culture, and learning as they come together in the acquisition of a new language.“ (Liddicoat/Scarino 2013: 6)

to be discussed:
How does the filmmaking approach influence intercultural learning?


– Beelen, Jos/Jones, Elspeth (2015): “Redefining Internationalization at Home”, in: Salmi, Jamil The European Higher Education Area. Between Critical Reflections and Future Policies. Cham: Springer, pp. 59-72.
– Knight, Jane (2003): “Updating the definition of Internationalization”, in: IHE 33 (2003), pp. 2-3.
– Knight, Jane (2004): „Internationalization Remodeled. Definition, Approaches, and Rationales“, in: Journal of Studies in International Education 8 (2004), pp. 5-31.
– Liddicoat, Anthony J./Scarino, Angela (2013): Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.