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Tange, Hanne – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
The article builds on an empirical study of knowledge practices in international, interdisciplinary MA education, foregrounding the role of academic staff in identifying and explicating academic norms to students recruited from different subject areas and institutions. A central theme is transition, which refers to the state of liminality that…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Socialization, College Faculty
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Klauke, Jonathan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article explores the historical importance of argument and self-learning within the structure of liberal arts education and how these can be applied to the design of university and community college general education classes to help students develop skills in effective communication, critical thinking and self-learning. Research in classical…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Independent Study, Community Colleges, Universities
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Baker, Sally; Stirling, Eve – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
As technological developments accelerate, and neoliberal ideologies shift the ways that universities "do business," higher education is facing radical changes. Within this context, students' need to 'succeed' at university is more important than ever. Consequently, understanding students' transitions within this shifting higher education…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Ethnography
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Ayres, R. Williams – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
Much of our teaching about conflict relies on theoretical ideas and models that are delivered as finished products. This article explores the supposition that what students need is not already-formed theoretical ideas, but exposure to more real-world cases of conflict from which to build theory. The article presents an experiment in pedagogy:…
Descriptors: Conflict, Case Studies, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Conflict Resolution
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Ross, Heidi; Chen, Yajing – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Vincent Tinto's theory of academic and social integration provides a framework for investigating perceived problems associated with Chinese international students' engagement at a public research-intensive university in the U.S. Midwest ("Midwest" University). These "problems"--classroom silence, segregation and…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Asians, Foreign Students, Sociocultural Patterns
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Hansen-Thomas, Holly; Sourdot, Ludovic A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article examines the severe educational crisis in the United States regarding the ability of institutions of higher education to recruit, retain and appropriately serve Latin@ English Language Learners (ELLs). In particular, it highlights the plight of undocumented ELLs who attend U.S. high schools and universities, but cannot work upon…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, English Language Learners, Undocumented Immigrants, High School Students
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Hose, Linda; Ford, E. J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
Based on personal experiences garnered through years of adjunct instruction, the authors explore the challenges associated with working in academia without the guarantees of a long-term contract or tenure. Further, adjuncts are desperate to accept any position that is remunerative and this willingness undermines contract negotiation leverage of…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Commercialization
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Shore, Cris; Davidson, Miri – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
As an early pioneer of market-led institutional reforms and New Public Management policies, New Zealand arguably has one of the most "neoliberalised" tertiary education sectors in the world. This article reports on a recent academic dispute concerning the attempt by management to introduce a new category of casualised academic employee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Teacher Administrator Relationship, College Faculty
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Stewart, Kearsley A. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Interest in short-term international placements in global health training for U.S.-based medical students is growing; the trend is mirrored for global health undergraduate students. Best practices in field-based global health training can increase success for medical students, but we lack a critical framework for the undergraduate global health…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Field Experience Programs, Study Abroad
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Thogersen, Stig – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
The article focuses on Chinese students' hopes and expectations before leaving to study abroad. The national political environment for their decision to go abroad is shaped by an official narrative of China's transition to a more creative and innovative economy. Students draw on this narrative to interpret their own educational histories and prior…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Democratic Values
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Shore, Cris – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
This article explores the legacy of three decades of neoliberal reforms on New Zealand's university system. By tracing the different government policies during this period, it seeks to contribute to wider debates about the trajectory of contemporary universities in an age of globalisation. Since Lyotard's influential report on "The Postmodern…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Organizational Culture, Institutional Mission
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Dahl, Bettina; Lien, Eirik; Lindberg-Sand, Asa – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
The aim of the Bologna Process is to make higher education systems across Europe more transparent. It is crucial for this purpose that confusion concerning the characteristics of the systems should be replaced by conformity. But, as we will show, conformity brought about at one level may create confusion at another. The curricular aspect of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Grades (Scholastic), Measures (Individuals), Grading