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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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Zgaga, Pavel – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article addresses why and how mobility has become central to the EU's idea of doctoral education, aiming to reconstruct, in a historical perspective, the gradual conceptualisation of mobility as a policy idea. This process began with the discussion of academic mobility in the 1970s, when the European Communities had as yet no responsibility…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Graduate Students, Student Mobility
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Balaban, Corina – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article discusses three kinds of mobility among early stage researchers: geographical mobility, mobility between disciplines -- or interdisciplinarity -- and cross-sectoral mobility. It focuses on how PhD fellows engage with and negotiate experiences of mobility. These types of mobility have largely been presented as inherently beneficial in…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships
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Walakira, Lisbeth Kristine Olesen; Wright, Susan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
EU policies promote mobility as a part of contemporary doctoral education. EU-funded doctoral candidates are expected to move country, establish international research networks; travel for workshops, conferences and research stays abroad; and collaborate across disciplines as well as work in other sectors during their doctoral training. As far as…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Fellowships, Mobility
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Gross, Joan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
The author, having directed, taught and evaluated five study-abroad programmes in three different countries, created her own programme based on the pros and cons she had observed. In December 2013, she completed a pilot run of a binational learning community focused on food, culture and social justice in Ecuador and Oregon, and here she shares…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, College Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Mifsud, Dione – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article explores the decision by two universities, the University of Malta and the University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A., to create a dual master's degree in transcultural counselling. The difficulties encountered by the two universities in creating a harmonised system encompassing tuition, assessment, accreditation and regulatory…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Masters Degrees, International Programs, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Mills, David; Paulson, Julia – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
Recent research on doctoral education in the U.K. has revealed the increasing number and diversity of academic relationships that shape the lives of research students, and students' own role in activating, mobilising and maintaining these relationships. Higher education policy reforms promoting doctoral "skills training",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Supervision
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Macia, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
This paper examines the decisions and motivations of graduate students in cultural anthropology when defining the field sites and topics of their final projects. The decisions among students at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia are contrasted with those at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. A review of recent final projects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Anthropology, Field Studies
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Hovland, Ingie – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
In this article I will present a range of experiences of graduate socialisation that have been discussed in past articles in the journal "Anthropology Matters". These are the experiences of social anthropology Ph.D. students in the United Kingdom. The overarching theme for the article is "regulating emotions", and the excerpts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Socialization, Psychological Patterns
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Avruch, Kevin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article describes the role graduate students can play in transforming their education in the emergent field of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, as occurs at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), at George Mason University, Washington, DC. It also unpacks how anthropology plays a role in the education of these students at…
Descriptors: Role, Graduate Students, Conflict, Anthropology
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Viteri, Maria-Amelia; Tobler, Aaron – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article illustrates the multiple ways in which anthropology graduate students crossed the boundaries of educational discourses by encouraging themselves, other students, activists and community leaders to speak in dialogical contexts (Giroux 2005: 73). They did this through the organisation of the Interrogating Diversity Conference. The…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Anthropology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Starkey, Hugh; Savvides, Nicola – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2009
This article evaluates ways in which students on an online Master's programme are learning about citizenship and developing intercultural awareness in spite of the lack of face-to-face interaction. There is still debate about the effectiveness of online courses and whether they provide an adequate substitute for, or even an improvement on,…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cultural Awareness, Citizenship Education, Masters Programs
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Mangset, Marte – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2008
British universities are known among the other Bologna countries not to have adjusted fully to the new common three-tier degree structure. Is it the case that British higher educational concerns are different from Continental concerns? A study of recent developments in two British graduate schools of history shows that a three-tier study structure…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees