The college vision on internationalism states that a college graduate is an educator that is highly qualified to be a leader that shapes the face of education and society according to local as well as global values. The college aims to promote resources for educators to embed intercultural understanding and international awareness within the curriculum. LCE fosters educators who are sensitive, contemplative and critical thinkers, creative, research-oriented leaders, innovators and activists in their community and work environments and beyond, exhibiting a global set of literacies required in the digital era. LCE promotes graduates’ cultural understanding and compassion, their inclusion of minorities and vulnerable populations and their belief in their students’ academic, social and affective abilities and strengths. LCE welcomes preservice and in-service educators who strive to further develop their professional capabilities and broaden their professional opportunities within school boundaries and beyond, in local and global contexts and locations, and in different cultural and religious contexts. In sharing knowledge, skills, and innovation with international partners, we can also generate opportunities to raise education standards both nationally and internationally. As our approach to international engagement is based on partnership, our objective is to foster motivation and engagement within students and staff, to further our international partnerships.
LCE tackles its international agenda in multiple levels:
focusing on several topics (e.g., teacher education, music education, mathematics, science, literature, English). The growth of internationalization over the past 3 years is exhibited in growing staff awareness of the need for internationalization.
Year 2018-2019: focus on broadening connections with HE institutes of interest, as well as searching for student mobility opportunities; searching for at least one CBHE project opportunities; beyond ERASMUS+ hosting at least 1 delegation as well as at least 1 individual who chose LCE as a model for teacher training.
Year 2019-2020: preserving bilateral connections with existing institutes in the mobility framework –adding more students in the existing mobility and adding another HE institute for student mobility exchange; participating in 2 CBHE projects – including funding (matching); beyond ERASMUS+ hosting at least 2 delegations as well as individuals/researchers who chose LCE as a model for teacher training. We aim to provide a welcoming environment for international exchange students and staff. We work according to formal international relationships, that have traditionally focused more on student and faculty exchange. Our aim is to further enlarge the scope of our international development to include collaborative research.
Year 2020-2021: promoting internationalization as a culture in the college, in terms of personnel, physical settings, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity; possible MOUs’ exploration of opportunities for joint degrees or double degrees. These years will focus on developing the exchange of knowledge and expertise with other countries.
Year 2021-2022: preserving internationalization as a culture in the college, in terms of personnel, physical settings, multiculturalism and multi-religiosity; possible MOUs’ exploration of opportunities for joint degrees or double degrees, and various international grants. These years will focus on expanding the exchange of knowledge and expertise with other countries. Expanding the number of students in various mobility opportunities.