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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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Adriansen, Hanne Kirstine; Madsen, Lene Møller – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2019
This article studies issues of coloniality in so-called capacity-building projects between universities in Africa and Scandinavia. Even fifty years after independence, the African higher education landscape is a product of the colonial powers and subsequent uneven power relations, as argued by a number of researchers. The uneven geography and…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Policy
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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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Jaeger, Kirsten; Gram, Malene – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article investigates the views of quality in higher education held by two groups of international students: Chinese students at a Danish university and Danish students at Chinese universities. Given that there are no agreed international "quality standards" in higher education, we analysed the students' understanding of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Louise Sarauw, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Critics often see the European Bologna Process as a univocal standardisation of higher education. By exploring how different qualifications frameworks project different social imaginaries of globalisation, this article takes a different stance. The overarching qualifications framework of the Bologna Process rests on a socially constituted and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Higher Education, Qualifications, Educational Quality
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Valentin, Karen – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
An explicit marketisation and national profiling of Denmark as an attractive country for foreign students has resulted in an increasing number of students from poor countries in the global South, including Nepal, being admitted to Danish colleges and universities. The influx of students from these countries has led to several accusations against…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Marketing, Immigration, Public Policy
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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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Bundgaard, Helle – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
This article discusses the approach to the management of change taken by a Danish university when introducing a university-wide market for education and it explores the different positions taken by some of the central stakeholders in one of the faculties involved. I argue that neither the inadequacies of a popular management model nor insufficient…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Universities, Educational Administration
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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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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
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Wright, Susan; Orberg, Jakob Williams – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
In 2003 the Danish government reformed universities to "set them free" from the state. Yet ministers are actively trying to shape universities and even set research agendas. How does the government's notion of "freedom" reconcile independence with control? We identify three discourses of freedom: freedom to use academic…
Descriptors: Freedom, Educational Finance, Public Policy, Governance
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Greenwood, Davydd J.; Levin, Morten – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
The core argument is that social science must re-examine its mission and praxis in order to be a significant player in future higher education. This article reviews the results and prospects arising from a four-year international project. Originating in Greenwood and Levin's concern about the social sciences, the project, funded by the Ford…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Sciences, Social Scientists