Adopting the International Standard 'Becoming a human-centred organization (ISO 27500)' supports a strategic approach to internationalisation.
Educational development is increasingly focussed on quality assurance and enhancement. Individual states/countries have their own mechanisms for assuring the student experience, and this has been accompanied by development of tools (including the UK’s National Student Survey) for capturing student opinion of our efforts. Areas where more work is needed include equity and diversity and it is perhaps time for a fresh approach. In other sectors, International Standards ensure safety, reliability and quality of products and services. Such standards also represent a stakeholder-negotiated (and therefore shared) understanding of ‘good quality’, supporting organisations in accessing new markets and permitting a fair global trade, an approach relevant to higher education. Recent publication of ISO (The International Organization for Standardization) Standard 27500 (the International Standard describing the principles and rationales behind becoming a humancentred organization) seems timely. Encouraging educational institutions to adopt this Standard may offer a strategy for addressing several issues, including internationalisation.
|Publication Date||Feb 4, 2019|
|Series Title||Innovations in higher education teaching and learning|
|Book Title||Strategies for fostering inclusive classrooms in higher education: international perspectives on equity and inclusion|
|Institution Citation||VOSPER, H. 2019. Adopting the International Standard ' Becoming a human-centred organization (ISO 27500)' supports a strategic approach to internationalisation. In Hoffman, J., Blessinger, P. and Makhanya, M. (eds.) Strategies for fostering inclusive classrooms in higher education: international perspectived on equity and inclusion. Innovations in higher education teaching and learning, 16. Bingley: Emerald [online], pages 233-249. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/S2055-364120190000016018|
|Keywords||Accessibility; Cultural competence; Equity; Ergonomics; Human factors; International standards; Systems engineering initiative for patient safety (SEIPS) 2.0; Universal design for learning ; Well-being|
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