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Betty Leask

Visiting Professor, Internationalization of Higher Education Center for International Higher Education, Lynch School of Education and Human Development

Professor Emerita, Internationalization of Higher Education - La Trobe University


ELHE Educational Leadership & Higher Education



  • Leask, B. (2015) Internationalising the Curriculum. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Leask, B. & Carroll, J. (2013) Learning and Teaching Across Cultures: Good Practice Principles and Quick Guides. IEAA: Melbourne, Australia.
  • Leask, B. (ed) (2013) Journal of Studies in International Education Special Issue: Internationalisation of the curriculum and the Disciplines Vol. 17, No. 2

Refereed Journal Articles (Selected)

  • Ergin, H., de Wit, H. & Leask, B. (2019) Forced Internationalization: An Emerging Phenomenon. In International Higher Education No. 97, Spring 2019. The Boston College Center for International Higher Education, Boston, USA p.9
  • Leask, B., Green, W., Whitsed, C (2015): ‘In Australia, Internationalisation of the curriculum at home’ Forum Magazine: Discussing international education Winter 2015, pp. 34-35
  • Leask, B. and de Wit, H. (2015): ‘Internationalization, the Curriculum, and the Disciplines’ The Boston College Center for International Higher Education: International Higher Education Special Issue on Internationalization of Higher Education No. 83, pp. 10-12 http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe/article/view/9079    
  • Keevers, L., Lefoe, G., Leask, B., Dawood Sultan, F.K.P., Ganesharatnam,S., Loh, V. & See Yin Lim, J. (2014): ‘I like the people I work with.Maybe I’ll get to meet them in person one day’: teaching and learning practice developmentwith transnational teaching teams, Journal of Education for Teaching: International research and pedagogy, DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2014.903024
  • Leask, B. (2013) ‘Internationalising the curriculum in the disciplines – imagining new possibilities’ Journal of Studies in International Education Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 103-118 DOI: 10.1177/1028315312475090 http://jsi.sagepub.com/content/17/2/103
  • Leask, B. (2013) ‘Internationalisation of the curriculum and the disciplines – current perspectives and directions for the future’ Journal of Studies in International Education Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 99-102 DOI: 10.1177/1028315313486228 http://jsi.sagepub.com/content/17/2/99
  • Leask, B. and Bridge, C. (2013) ‘Comparing internationalisation of the curriculum across the disciplines: theoretical and practical perspectives’ Compare: a journal of comparative and international education Special Issue: Contemporary issues on the internationalisation of higher education: critical and comparative perspectives Vol. 43, No. 01, pp 79 – 101. DOI:10.1080/03057925.2013.746566 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03057925.2013.746566
  • Leask, B. and Carroll, J. (2011) ‘Moving beyond ‘wishing and hoping’: internationalisation and student experiences of inclusion and engagement’ Higher Education Research and Development Vol. 30, No. 5, Special Issue: Internationalising the Home Student, 647-659.
  • Beelen, J. and Leask, B. (2011) ‘Internationalisation at Home on the Move’ in Raabe Handbook ‘Internationalisation of European Higher Education’. Berlin: Raabe Academic Publishers. http://www.raabe.de/go/?action=ProdDetails&product_uuid=HGMNC44Z8JSL4E6WV5D3DFYOEYBLIAUP
  • Leask, B. (2009) Using formal and informal curricula to improve interactions between home and international students. Journal of Studies in International Education, Vol. 13, No. 2, 205-221 http://jsi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/13/2/205 (1552-7808)
  • Leask, B. (2006). Plagiarism, cultural diversity and metaphor - implications for academic staff development. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education 31(2): 183-199. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a727297182 (0260-2938)
  • Leask, B. (2004). Internationalisation Outcomes for all Students Using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's). Journal of Studies in International Education, 8(4), 336-351. http://jsi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/8/4/336 (1552-7808)
  • Leask, B., Ciccarelli, A., & Benzie, H. (2003). Pathways to tertiary learning: a framework for evaluating English language programs for undergraduate entry. EA Journal, 21(1), 17-30. http://www.englishaustralia.com.au/index.cgi?E=hcatfuncs&PT=sl&X=getdoc&Lev1=pub_jnl21-1&Lev2=EAJ_21-1lea (1444-4496)
  • Leask, B. (2001). Bridging the Gap: Internationalising University Curricula. Journal of Studies in International Education, 5(2), 100-115. http://jsi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/2/100

Book Chapters (Selected):

  • Leask, B. & Charles, H. (2018) Chapter 8 ‘Internationalizing the Curriculum’ pp 65-72 In Deardorff, D. & Charles, H.(eds) Leading Internationalization – A Handbook for International Education Leaders. Stylus, Virginia co-published with AIEA
  • Leask, B (2018) ‘Internationalization of the curriculum, teaching and learning’ in Teixeira, Pedro, Shin, Jung Cheol., Amaral, A., Bernasconi, A., Magalhaes, A., Kehm, B.M., Stensaker, B., Choi, E., Balbachevsky, E., Hunter, F., Goastellec, G., Mohamedbhai, G., de Wit, H., Valimaa, J., Rumbley, L., Unangst, L., Klemencic, M., Langa, P., Yang, R., Nokkala, T. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_244-1
  • de Wit, H. & Leask, B. (2017) ‘Re-imagining the University for the 21st Century’ Part II pp 222-236 in Grau, F. X., Escrigas C., Goddard, J., Hall, B., Hazelkorn, E. and Tandon, R. (eds) Higher Education in the World 6: Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) http://www.guninetwork.org/report/higher-education-world-6
  • Leask, B. (2016) ‘Internationalizing Curriculum and Learning for All Students’ Part Three, pp 49-53 in Jones, E., Coelen, R., Beelen, J. and de Wit, H. (eds) Global and Local Internationalization. Sense Publishers
  • de Wit, H. & Leask, B. (2015) Foreword: ‘Internationalisation, the Curriculum and the Disciplines’ pp ix-xv in Green, W. and Whitsed, C. (eds) Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines: Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health. Sense Publishers
  • Leask, B., Beelen, J. and Kaunda, L. (2013) Chapter 5: Internationalisation of the curriculum: international approaches and perspectives pp. 187-205 in de Wit, H., F. Hunter, L. Johnson and H-G van Liempd  (2013) Possible futures the next 25 years of the internationalisation of higher education. Amsterdam: EAIE.

Blog posts (Selected)

Invited presentations: (Selected)

  • Leask, B & de Wit, H. Internationalisation in Higher Education – Universities Past, Present and Future: Pushing the Boundaries Barker Centre, Harvard University, 2 May, 2019
  • Leask, B. Internationalisation of the Curriculum Keynote at Karolinska Institutet's Educational Congress 2018, Stockholm, 15 March 2018,
  • Leask, B. Internationalisation of the curriculum and quality improvement – what’s the connection? Keynote at HEA/QQI Joint Conference ‘Internationalisation – a driver of quality in Irish Higher Education’, The Printworks, Dublin Castle, Dublin, 11 December 2017