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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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Zackariasson, Maria – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
Within Swedish higher education, there is an explicit focus on the importance of independence, not least in relation to degree projects, which makes it a significant issue within supervision. What student independence comprises and how it may be achieved, however, is rarely discussed, even though the expectations of independence may be a stressful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Supervision, Independent Study
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Sellerberg, Ann-Mari – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
The article draws on the reports by 12 guest professors--all women--who participated in an EU-financed pedagogical project within a Swedish university's postgraduate studies course, the purpose of which was to address equal opportunities in academia. It has been established that women with doctoral degrees are not being absorbed into the research…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Females, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
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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