Greetings from the "Global Educators Workshop" at the Australian National University. This follows on from last week's Cross-Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies Workshop and online Cross-Culturally Responsive Teaching the week before. We have had presentations on China and Indian educations systems. This raises the question as to if Australian universities should adjust teaching techniques and content to suit the students, or are we teaching them skills, including learning skills, which are not offered in the own education system.
I teach computing and engineering students in programs accredited by Australian professional bodies. The national requirements are aligned with international professional standards, through the Seoul and Washington Accords. However, these are heavily influenced by the USA, UK and Australia. Also they do not specify the pedagogy to be used.