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Hull, Robert Bruce; Mortimer, Michael; Robertson, David – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2019
Sustainability professionals need cosmopolitan competencies to be successful when working on environmental, social, and governance issues that span cultural and national boundaries. Working professionals often struggle building these competencies because they have limited time for international travel and limited access to international peers.…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Cultural Awareness, Travel, Foreign Countries
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Shostya, Anna; Morreale, Joseph C. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
This case study contributes to the higher education curriculum development literature by showing how a faculty-led short-term study abroad experience can become the catalyst for student research and offer students an international perspective. The authors analyze students' reflections and provide data collected over the years of taking…
Descriptors: Student Research, Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Study Abroad
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Gomez-Lanier, Lilia – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Experiential education programs, such as international and domestic study tours, bridge the limitations of formal learning classroom by allowing students to experience reality in a new learning dimension. This mixed-methods study explores experiential learning during a domestic interior design study tour to New York City and an international…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Tourism, Mixed Methods Research, Clothing
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Meng, Lingqi; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2015
This study aimed to investigate Chinese students' perceptions of effective teaching. Four hundred and thirty college students participated in this investigation. They were asked to identify 3 to 6 characteristics of effective college instructors and explain why. Themes were extracted from these qualitative data via constant comparison analysis,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Santandreu Calonge, David; Mark, Kai-Pan; Chiu, P. H. Patrio; Thadani, Dimple R.; Pun, Cecilia F. K. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
Microteaching techniques have been used for teacher training since the mid 1960s. Despite its usefulness, as affirmed by pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), there are numerous criticisms on the shortcomings of microteaching activities. Specifically, it (a) oversimplifies the classroom learning and…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Graduate Students
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Rajaram, Kumaran – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2013
The mainland Chinese learning culture has evolved due to the rapid changes in the economic, political, cultural and demographic demands. The changing characteristics of the Chinese students' learning behavioral styles and preferences, as well as the challenges faced in pursuit of Western-based education, are discussed with suggested…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness
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Kim, Eunha – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2009
The present study examined roles that perceived English fluency and sociocultural adaptation difficulty play in predicting self-efficacy beliefs for teaching in a sample of 119 international teaching assistants (ITAs) from East Asian countries of China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Results showed that a positive relationship between perceived English…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Teaching Assistants, Barriers
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Bowering, Margaret; Leggett, Bridget M.; Harvey, Michael; Hui, Leng – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
As the number of off-shore content-based courses presented by Western universities increases, the issue as to the suitability of elements of constructivist pedagogy arises. This paper reports on mainland Chinese student views of two different types of collaborative work conducted bilingually within a Master of Education program specializing in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Evaluation, Group Activities, Foreign Countries
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Ozturgut, Osman – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2007
Having closed its door to Western ideas for centuries, China has always presented itself as a puzzle both for academicians and politicians. Westerners, though, have always been attracted by the natural resources and human power that China offers to the capitalistic world. This study explores the entrance of Western ideas in China from an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Natural Resources, English (Second Language)