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Gallinat, Anselma – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
The prospect of the increase in tuition fees in England from 2012 pulled learning and teaching into the limelight as universities sought to safeguard student recruitment and league table positions in an envisioned new era of increased market competition. As each institution sought to market itself to potential students with a specific learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, College Students, Tuition
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Clemensen, Nana; Holm, Lars – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article contributes to the continuing discussion about academic literacy in international higher education. Approaching international study programmes as temporary educational contact zones, marked by a broad diversity in students' educational and discursive experiences, we examine the negotiation and relocalisation of academic literacy among…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Interviews, Student Experience, Higher Education
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Frank, Anna M.; Froese, Rebecca; Hof, Barbara C.; Scheffold, Maike I. E.; Schreyer, Felix; Zeller, Mathias; Rödder, Simone – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
The ability to conduct interdisciplinary research is crucial to address complex real-world problems that require the collaboration of different scientific fields, with global warming being a case in point. To produce integrated climate-related knowledge, climate researchers should be trained early on to work across boundaries and gain an…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Activities, Climate, Experiential Learning
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Denskus, Tobias; Esser, Daniel E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
We review the ontological and pedagogical origins of International Development graduate education in the context of increasing pressures to "professionalise" graduate curricula. We apply Giroux's concept of "vocationalisation" to argue that professionalisation risks undermining the field's intellectual foundations in an elusive…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, International Studies, Graduate Study, Professional Development
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Trahar, Sheila – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Transnational higher education is the term that is most commonly used to describe programmes that allow students to obtain a degree from an overseas university in their local context. Such programmes are often marketed on their similarity with those offered at home by the overseas university. Perhaps as a consequence, the related literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Delivery Systems
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Sluis, Ageeth; Edwards, Elise – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Many opportunities for more integrated teaching that better capture the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary scholars' work and better achieve the aims of liberal arts education still remain untapped, particularly at smaller schools where combined departments are often necessary. The disciplinary boundaries between history and sociocultural…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, History, History Instruction, Anthropology
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Bartram, Brendan; Terano, Mayumi – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
This discussion paper offers a critical examination of the ways in which international students are supported by the variety of systems commonly in place at universities in the U.K. and U.S.A.--two countries that attract large numbers of students from overseas. While acknowledging the difficultly of defining the term "support", the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Krause-Jensen, Jakob – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2010
At the Danish University School of Education we have experimented with a form of assessment called "active participation". A week before each class students are given reading guidelines and questions to help them approach the texts, and on the basis of one of those questions the students each write a two-page essay. The students are…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Participation, Revision (Written Composition), Student Evaluation
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Smith, Michael – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
Many disciplines in the social sciences and humanities can offer profound insights into what it means to be human. History, however, encompasses the totality of human experience: economics, politics, philosophy, art, ethics, sociology, science--all of it becomes part of history eventually. Therefore, the opportunities for incorporating…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Social Sciences, Service Learning, Honors Curriculum