Internationalisation, Regionalisation and Localisation: Reflections on Co-habitation in ‘the Third Space’ in Tertiary Education
The main aim of the paper is to explore the likelihood of tertiary education, at the tertiary level educational institutions in the Caribbean, including University of the West Indies (UWI), making educational gains in ‘a third space’ where the principles of internationalisation, regionalisation and localisation cohabit. To strengthen the discussion, the paper identifies and briefly explains the global ‘scapes’ that inspire and sustain intellectual capacity. It next presents an overview of tertiary education in the Caribbean, and it then introduces Henry’s (2012) ‘internationalisation spirit’ and George and Lewis’ (2011) ‘creation of a third space’. Finally it scrutinizes the interconnectedness of the concepts with regard to ‘cohabiting and making educational progress in ‘a third space’’. The paper acknowledges the intricate relationship that exists between internationalisation, regionalisation and localisation; so following the ‘Methodology’ section, it gives some details about how these are conceptualised within given contexts.