Internationalisation and its implications for intercultural maturity among academic staff

A case study

Jamilah Mustafa, Junaenah Sulehan, Latiffah Pawanteh, Shahrum Abdullah, Hassan Basri, Andanastuti Muchtar, Khairul Anwar @ Johari Mastor, Zulkiple Abd Ghani, Hunger Axel

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Abstract

The process of internationalisation can in many ways assist staff in being interculturally matured through prolong and accumulative intercultural communication experiences. Staff may undergo a gradual transformation towards being interculturally matured - thus the emergence of an intercultural personhood. Intercultural personhood coined by Kim (2008), describes individuals who move beyond the bounds of their own cultural beings and heritage to accept both their formal cultural identity and host identity. This paper explores an internationalisation project between two universities namely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in Germany and how this project has internationalised staff and altogether making them more interculturally matured. The findings explain the cycle of staff who initially practice only one culture, communicates with the environment, co-evolves in the new environment thus illustrating identity changes through their live experiences to become persons with multicultural traits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages575-584
Number of pages10
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010 - Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Dec 201015 Dec 2010

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OtherKongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010
CountryMalaysia
CityTanjung Keling, Melaka
Period13/12/1015/12/10

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Personhood
internationalization
maturity
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Malaysia
Germany
intercultural communication
cultural identity
experience
human being
university

Keywords

  • Cultural identity
  • Intercultural maturity
  • Intercultural personhood
  • Internationalisation
  • Transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Internationalisation and its implications for intercultural maturity among academic staff : A case study. / Mustafa, Jamilah; Sulehan, Junaenah; Pawanteh, Latiffah; Abdullah, Shahrum; Basri, Hassan; Muchtar, Andanastuti; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari; Abd Ghani, Zulkiple; Axel, Hunger.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. p. 575-584.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mustafa, J, Sulehan, J, Pawanteh, L, Abdullah, S, Basri, H, Muchtar, A, Mastor, KAJ, Abd Ghani, Z & Axel, H 2011, Internationalisation and its implications for intercultural maturity among academic staff: A case study. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 18, pp. 575-584, Kongres Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran UKM, 2010, Tanjung Keling, Melaka, Malaysia, 13/12/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.05.084
Mustafa, Jamilah ; Sulehan, Junaenah ; Pawanteh, Latiffah ; Abdullah, Shahrum ; Basri, Hassan ; Muchtar, Andanastuti ; Mastor, Khairul Anwar @ Johari ; Abd Ghani, Zulkiple ; Axel, Hunger. / Internationalisation and its implications for intercultural maturity among academic staff : A case study. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 18 2011. pp. 575-584
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