Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education

Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education
Author: D. Palfreyman,D. McBride
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2007-10-17
ISBN: 023059042X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education contains theoretical rationale, resources and examples to help readers understand and deal with situations involving contact between learners or educators from different cultural backgrounds, as well as giving insights into the new global context of higher education.

Teaching and Learning across Cultures

Teaching and Learning across Cultures
Author: Craig Ott
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 1493430890
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning across Cultures Book Excerpt:

Representing the fruit of a lifetime of reflection and practice, this comprehensive resource helps teachers understand the way people in different cultures learn so they can adapt their teaching for maximum effectiveness. Senior missiologist and educator Craig Ott draws on extensive research and cross-cultural experience from around the world. This book introduces students to current theories and best practices for teaching and learning across cultures. Case studies, illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars help the theories of the book come to life.

Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning for Home and International Students

Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning for Home and International Students
Author: Janette Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0415630126
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning for Home and International Students Book Excerpt:

Cross cultural teaching and learning for home and international studentsmaps and discusses the increasing internationalisation of teaching and learning at universities around the world. This new phenomenon brings both opportunities and challenges, as it introduces what can be radically different teaching, learning and assessment contexts for both students and staff. This book moves beyond the rhetoric of internationalisation to examine some of the more complex issues for practitioners, researchers, students and those working in transnational or non-Anglophone contexts. It recognises that although universities around the world enthusiastically espouse internationalisation as part of their mission, there is currently little information available about carrying out this vision in terms of pedagogy and curriculum at a practical level. This book fills that gap comprehensively, organising its information around four main themes: New ways of teaching, learning and assessing: Challenges and opportunities for teaching practice, student engagement and participation, assessment and supervision of learning. New ways of designing and delivering curriculum: Internationalising the curriculum for all students within ‘home’ and ‘abroad’ contexts. New ways of thinking and acting: Developing the global citizen, intercultural learning and respectful dialogue, responding to student diversity and equity, enhancing graduate employability and future life trajectories. New ways of listening: Discovering and responding to new or unfamiliar voices among students and staff, embracing ‘other’ academic and intellectual traditions. Illustrated by a wide range of examples from around the world, this book brings together contemporary work and thinking in the areas of cross cultural teaching and internationalisation of the curriculum.

Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching

Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching
Author: Alice Chik,Naoko Aoki,Richard Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN: 1137529989
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autonomy in Language Learning and Teaching Book Excerpt:

This book seeks to expand the research agendas on autonomy in language learning and teaching in diverse contexts, by examining the present landscape of established studies, identifying research gaps and providing practical future research directions. Based on empirical studies, it explores research agendas in five emerging domains: language learning and teaching in developing countries; social censure and teacher autonomy; learner autonomy and groups; learner autonomy and digital practice; and finally, learner autonomy and space. In doing so, it sheds new light on the impact of digital media, group dynamics and the application of ecological perspectives on learner autonomy. The contributors present a novel reconsideration of new learning affordances, and their discussion of spatial dimensions provides much needed expansion in the field. This book will have international appeal and provide an invaluable resource for students and scholars of second language learning and higher education, as well as teacher educators. Chapter 2 of this book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1057%2F978-1-137-52998-5_2.pdf.

Developing Cultural Capability in International Higher Education

Developing Cultural Capability in International Higher Education
Author: Sheila Trahar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2010-12-07
ISBN: 113684726X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Cultural Capability in International Higher Education Book Excerpt:

To function in the diverse world of the twenty-first century requires a crucial ability to navigate its international and interconnected environments effectively. Such a skill may be defined as cultural capability and developing it is at the forefront of this book, as it guides readers in considering their own experiences of learning and teaching in culturally varied contexts of higher education. Using information that builds upon data gained from several years of practice, across a range of countries and institutions the author considers in detail four main themes: Learning, teaching and assessment as a cultural product of higher education Personal and professional interactions between staff and students The political and personal dimensions of the internationalisation of higher education Methodological and ethical considerations when conducting research across cultures These themes provide for rich opportunities to learn from and about others, about our similarities and differences. In this way, Developing Cultural Capability celebrates a world that is multicultural and interdependent, encouraging operation beyond local and national perspectives. Conducting cross-cultural research is not new, but this book shows how narrative inquiry may be a particularly rich – and sensitive - approach in such research in higher education. By writing as a practitioner researcher who has reflected, extensively and critically, on her own practice, the author here gathers together empirical research, case studies and personal reflections, beliefs and assumptions into an innovative account of cultural capability. Through these rich accounts, this book stimulates researchers or practitioners grappling with the cultural complexity of higher education today to reflect on their own practices, proposing some ways to create environments that are more inclusive.

Teaching across Cultures

Teaching across Cultures
Author: Chinwe H. Ikpeze
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2015-04-27
ISBN: 9462099839
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching across Cultures Book Excerpt:

Teaching across Cultures: Building Pedagogical Relationships in Diverse Contexts captures the tensions, complexities as well as the transformational potentials of teaching across multiple cultural contexts. The book evolved from cumulative self-studies that examined one teacher educator’s teaching practice, the cultural impact on this practice, and how she facilitated transformative teaching and learning. While every act of teaching occurs across cultures such as institutional culture, invisible cultures, classroom cultures, among others, educators who teach as cultural outsiders have to navigate the tensions, complexities and contradictory realities of cross-cultural teaching. The tensions can be reduced or managed through responsive pedagogy, relationship building and teaching in the third space. These transformational approaches not only help to identify and close the perpetual gaps in teaching and learning but also position effective teaching within a pedagogical common ground that values student voices, facilitates pedagogical flexibility and uses diversity as a teaching tool. In a world of ubiquitous and interactive learning environments, both the physical and virtual spaces play a vital role in teaching and teacher-student relationships. The book points to the necessity of teacher educators’ learning through diverse professional networks but more importantly through self-study. It is only through this introspective examination of one’s teaching and students’ learning as well as taking an ontological attitude to teaching that educators can achieve success in diverse contexts.

Voices of pedagogical development Expanding enhancing and exploring higher education language learning

Voices of pedagogical development     Expanding  enhancing and exploring higher education language learning
Author: Juha Jalkanen,Elina Jokinen,Peppi Taalas
Publsiher: Research-publishing.net
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1908416254
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of pedagogical development Expanding enhancing and exploring higher education language learning Book Excerpt:

Voices of Pedagogical Development is a collection of articles written by teacher-researchers at the University of Jyväskylä Language Centre. It shares the fruits of their ideas and development work in the areas of academic literacies, new forms of teaching and learning, and internationalisation. Part one aims at establishing and expanding perspectives on the multilayered and multivoiced reality of pedagogical development in higher education. Part two looks at how practices can be enhanced by engaging teachers, students and other cooperating partners in reflection and development. Part three focuses on exploring perceptions of language, language learning, and literature. As a whole, the collection represents a spectrum of approaches and shows the various stages of pedagogical thinking and perception. It provides insights into pedagogical development in higher education language teaching through an examination of policies, perceptions, and practices.

Chinese Students Learning Cultures and Overseas Study

Chinese Students  Learning Cultures and Overseas Study
Author: Lihong Wang
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1137496592
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Students Learning Cultures and Overseas Study Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on the phenomenon of Chinese postgraduate students studying abroad and depicts their learning trajectory as they adjust to a new culture of teaching and learning in a new environment. It uses an example from a British university to draw together intercultural learning theories to explore the impact that studying abroad has.

Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning
Author: Norbert M. Seel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 3536
Release: 2011-10-05
ISBN: 1441914277
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning Book Excerpt:

Over the past century, educational psychologists and researchers have posited many theories to explain how individuals learn, i.e. how they acquire, organize and deploy knowledge and skills. The 20th century can be considered the century of psychology on learning and related fields of interest (such as motivation, cognition, metacognition etc.) and it is fascinating to see the various mainstreams of learning, remembered and forgotten over the 20th century and note that basic assumptions of early theories survived several paradigm shifts of psychology and epistemology. Beyond folk psychology and its naïve theories of learning, psychological learning theories can be grouped into some basic categories, such as behaviorist learning theories, connectionist learning theories, cognitive learning theories, constructivist learning theories, and social learning theories. Learning theories are not limited to psychology and related fields of interest but rather we can find the topic of learning in various disciplines, such as philosophy and epistemology, education, information science, biology, and – as a result of the emergence of computer technologies – especially also in the field of computer sciences and artificial intelligence. As a consequence, machine learning struck a chord in the 1980s and became an important field of the learning sciences in general. As the learning sciences became more specialized and complex, the various fields of interest were widely spread and separated from each other; as a consequence, even presently, there is no comprehensive overview of the sciences of learning or the central theoretical concepts and vocabulary on which researchers rely. The Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning provides an up-to-date, broad and authoritative coverage of the specific terms mostly used in the sciences of learning and its related fields, including relevant areas of instruction, pedagogy, cognitive sciences, and especially machine learning and knowledge engineering. This modern compendium will be an indispensable source of information for scientists, educators, engineers, and technical staff active in all fields of learning. More specifically, the Encyclopedia provides fast access to the most relevant theoretical terms provides up-to-date, broad and authoritative coverage of the most important theories within the various fields of the learning sciences and adjacent sciences and communication technologies; supplies clear and precise explanations of the theoretical terms, cross-references to related entries and up-to-date references to important research and publications. The Encyclopedia also contains biographical entries of individuals who have substantially contributed to the sciences of learning; the entries are written by a distinguished panel of researchers in the various fields of the learning sciences.

Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education

Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education
Author: A. Fabricius,Bent Preisler
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN: 1137397470
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Interaction and Linguistic Diversity in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book presents research that seeks to understand students' experiences of transnational mobility and transcultural interaction in the context of educational settings confronted with linguistic diversity.

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths
Author: Alicia Fedelina Chávez,Susan Diana Longerbeam
Publsiher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1620363267
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths Book Excerpt:

Promoting learning among college students is an elusive challenge, and all the more so when faculty and students come from differing cultures. This comprehensive guide addresses the continuing gaps in our knowledge about the role of culture in learning; and offers an empirically-based framework and model, together with practical strategies, to assist faculty in transforming college teaching for all their students through an understanding of and teaching to their strengths. Recognizing that each student learns in culturally influenced ways, and that each instructor’s teaching is equally influenced by her or his background and experiences, the authors offer an approach by which teachers can progressively learn about culture while they transform their teaching through reflection and the application of new practices that enrich student learning. The key premise of the book is that deepening student learning and increasing retention and graduation rates requires teaching from a strengths based perspective that recognizes the cultural assets that students bring to higher education, and to their own learning. Derived through research and practice, the authors present their Model of Cultural Frameworks in College Teaching and Learning that highlights eight continua towards achieving the transformation of teaching, and developing more culturally balanced and inclusive practices, over time. They present techniques – illustrated by numerous examples and narratives – for building on cultural strengths in teaching; offer tips and strategies for teaching through cultural dilemmas; and provide culturally reflective exercises. This guide is intended for all faculty, faculty developers or administrators in higher education concerned with equitable outcomes in higher education and with ensuring that all student cultural groups learn and graduate at the same rates.

Teaching Educational Leadership in Muslim Countries

Teaching Educational Leadership in Muslim Countries
Author: Eugenie A. Samier,Eman S. ElKaleh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN: 981136818X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Educational Leadership in Muslim Countries Book Excerpt:

This book explores the Islamic tradition and Muslim contexts for educational administration and leadership. It addresses the teaching of educational administration and leadership from an Islamic perspective by raising issues of globalised educational administration and leadership teaching as it applies in Muslim contexts that vary by culture and social institutions. The book proposes alternative approaches and demonstrates that Islamic traditions have a strong foundation upon which to build in the field and are compatible with many aspects of Western theory and practices, provided that sufficient modifications and adaptations are made. The book focuses on postgraduate curricula and pedagogy, drawing on a range of theoretical foundations and approaches that are culturally and jurisdictionally appropriate in a number of Muslim countries. As such, it contributes to an emerging specialisation in international and comparative educational administration and leadership that is oriented towards a broader and more diverse set of perspectives, particularly from the non-Western world.

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education
Author: Michelle Wallace,Lee Dunn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-05-13
ISBN: 1134104480
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education examines current trends and challenges that face students, teachers and institutions of higher education around the globe. This book comes at a pivotal moment where many universities are offering their courses in offshore locations. Students who could once not access an international qualification can now do so without leaving their home country. The book clearly defines and takes an in-depth look at the various types of transnational education, including: institutions that have campuses abroad, teach specific courses abroad, and form partnerships with diverse schools to teach jointly. Teaching in Transnational Higher Education serves as a forum for debate on such insightful topics as: the modification of teaching to adapt to the needs of diverse students the use of technology in the classroom the view of higher education as a marketable service the importance of cultural awareness and understanding in a transnational classroom the complexities of assuring quality education across borders The authors choose to highlight a broad sampling of transnational programs including those in: Zambia, China, and the United Arab Emirates among others. Interviews with students and teachers participating in these programs of study make this an enjoyable and unique portrait of higher education that is invaluable to those who teach and learn around the world. Lee Dunn is a lecturer and academic developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre at Southern Cross University. Michelle Wallace is an Associate Professor in the Graduate College of Management at Southern Cross University.

Handbook of Research on Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education
Author: Keengwe, Jared,Kungu, Kenneth
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2019-04-01
ISBN: 1522582878
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Online learning has been touted as one way of reducing the cost of higher education while simultaneously addressing the increasing demand for educational opportunity and providing access to hitherto “left out” populations. Many universities are defying tradition by offering completely online degrees for global participants. As such, research is needed to improve the design of online and virtual learning environments to ensure that they are inclusive and culturally adaptive for the global education marketplace. The Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education shares paradigms, perspectives, insights, challenges, and best practices for the instructional design and delivery of cross-cultural adult web-based learning experiences and examines adult learner characteristics and competencies critical for the design of these applications. The content within this publication covers trending topics including virtual learning, culturally adaptive environments, and online education and is intended for instructional designers, faculty, administrators, students, and researchers.

Challenging Tradition

Challenging Tradition
Author: Perry Shaw,Havilah Dharamraj
Publsiher: Langham Publishing
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN: 1783684267
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Tradition Book Excerpt:

The surge of theological education in the rapidly growing church of the Majority World has highlighted the inadequacy of traditional Western methods of thinking and learning to fully accomplish the task at hand. The limitations of current theological education are embodied in the formation and assessment of the master’s or doctoral dissertation; processes that follow a linear-empiricist tradition developed in the West and exported to the Majority World. Challenging Tradition: Innovation in Advanced Theological Studies highlights the need for these traditions to be reconsidered in every context throughout the world. Drs Shaw and Dharamraj, with their team of contributors, present innovations in research and documentation that demonstrate how we may better prepare theological leadership through means that are contextually relevant and locally meaningful.

Improving Teaching and Learning through Internationalisation

Improving Teaching and Learning through Internationalisation
Author: Betty McDonald
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-09-29
ISBN: 1527560090
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Improving Teaching and Learning through Internationalisation Book Excerpt:

The world has become a global village where the footprints of interdependence and connectiveness supersede those of independence and isolation. Increasing numbers of perspicacious academics have seen the need to explore new cross-cultural frontiers in search of novel ideas and perspectives outside their place of residence and seek international employment upon course completion. This book will appeal to higher education administrators and international students and scholars. It underscores the significance of internationalisation in raising and maintaining education standards in general and improving teaching and learning. It discusses at length educational, cultural, social and spatial perspectives, and shares relevant empirical findings and personal experiences to help the reader better appreciate their international interactions.

Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training

Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training
Author: Keengwe, Jared
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 1466650249
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cross Cultural Online Learning in Higher Education and Corporate Training Book Excerpt:

"This book brings together researchers who study and professionals who design and deliver online training across cultures in both higher education and corporate training settings to share paradigms, perspectives, insights, best practices, challenges and best practices"--Provided by publisher.

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience
Author: Steve Hutchinson,Helen Lawrence
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351939971
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing the Doctoral Experience Book Excerpt:

One of the major intangible benefits associated with the postgraduate research experience is precisely that: the experience. And more specifically, for an increasing number of international research students: the British doctoral experience. This experience is often largely defined and shaped by their relationship with, and support from, their supervisor. Enhancing the Doctoral Experience brings together the authors’ experience and research, frameworks and models as well as pragmatic feedback and understanding. This synthesis of scholarly theory and pragmatic sampling has produced a book that provides a scaffold for students and supervisors to have conversations about their expectations; to discuss what supervision is; to articulate clearly what both parties need in order for a successful relationship to occur, and to build a mutually beneficial endeavour. In many cases, these conversations can be complicated by cultural and linguistic differences so the text explicitly addresses these and other sources of misunderstanding. Against a challenging background of growing numbers of students but also increasing pressures on time and costs, Enhancing the Doctoral Experience offers an approach to improve the effectiveness of the doctoral student and increase the professionalization of research supervision. It does so by providing both with an awareness of, and a toolkit to approach, student diversity.

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education
Author: Dr. Erin Kearney
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1783094699
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Learning in Modern Language Education Book Excerpt:

Winner of the 2015-16 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association Many educators aim to engage students in deeply meaningful learning in the language classroom, often facing challenges to connect the students with the culture of the language they are learning. This book aims to demonstrate that substantial intercultural learning can and does occur in the modern language classroom, and explores the features of the classroom that support meaningful culture-in-language-learning. The author argues that transformative modern language education is intimately tied to a view of language learning as an engagement in meaning-making activity, or semiotic practice. The empirical evidence presented is analyzed and then linked to both the theorizing of culture-in-language-teaching and to practical concerns of teaching.

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Author: Margaret Kumar,Thushari Welikala
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 180043006X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

This book approaches notions of Being, Interculturality and New Knowledge Systems, through a team of expert contributors who share their evidence-based knowledge. It attempts to address the missing connections between what is recognised as 'global knowledge' and the underrepresented knowledges that are constructed across higher education.