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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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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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Christensen, Soren – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Focusing on Singapore's "Global Schoolhouse" project, this article discusses how efforts to transform Singapore into a "world class" knowledge economy entail changes to the status of citizenship in Singapore. The project of wooing top foreign universities to Singapore is permeated with an entrepreneurial ideal of Singapore as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Knowledge Economy
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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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Hughes, Nathan; Wainwright, Sue; Cresswell, Caroline – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Whilst approaches to the development of undergraduate academic writing skills vary between disciplines and institutions, academic tutors are consistently presented as playing an important role. One aspect of this role is supporting students to engage effectively with feedback in order to develop consciousness and competence regarding academic…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Undergraduate Students, Tutors, Feedback (Response)
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Wood, Phil; Warwick, Paul; Cox, Derek – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
Consideration of the physical environment in which learning takes place has become a growing area of academic interest over the past decade. This study focuses on the experiences and perceptions of academic staff and students who used three refurbished, and innovative, learning spaces at the University of Leicester. The results suggest that the…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Physical Environment, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Sutton, Paul – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
The communicative relationship between learners and teachers in higher education, particularly as manifested in assessment and feedback, is often problematic. I begin from an Academic Literacies approach that positions academic literacy as requiring learners to acquire a complex set of literacy skills and abilities within specific discursive and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Higher Education, Literacy, Evaluation
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Morrison, Emory; Rudd, Elizabeth; Nerad, Maresi – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
In this article, we analyse findings of the largest, most comprehensive survey of the career paths of social science PhD graduates to date, "Social Science PhDs--Five+Years Out (SS5)". "SS5" surveyed more than 3,000 graduates of U.S. PhD programmes in six social science fields six to ten years after earning their PhD. The…
Descriptors: Careers, Tenure, Females, Social Sciences
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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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Gorry, Jonathan – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
A wide variety of British universities are expanding efforts to attract international students. This article argues that higher education's implicit claim to all-inclusive "universality" may hereby be challenged by subsequent issues of cultural particularity. Here I set to conceptualise possible differences in the learning culture of…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Learning, Cultural Differences, Asian Culture
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Bregnbaek, Susanne – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
This article is based on anthropological fieldwork undertaken at two elite universities in Beijing. It addresses the paradoxical situation of the many instances of suicide among Chinese elite university students in Beijing, which constitute a public secret. The pressure of education weighs heavily on the shoulders of China's only child in each…
Descriptors: Suicide, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Selective Admission
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Wright, Susan; Greenwood, Davydd; Boden, Rebecca – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2011
The authors have been investigating universities in their own countries for many years and are now turning their attention to exploring alternatives to current reforms. As part of these investigations, they spent two days of interviews and meetings at Mondragon, a town in Gipuzkoa in the Spanish Basque Country. Mondragon is at the centre of one of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Cooperatives
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