ERIC Number: ED512751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Learning and Teaching across Cultures in Higher Education
Palfreyman, David, Ed.; McBride, Dawn, Ed.
In today's world, contact with other cultures is an inevitable part of university and college life. "Learning and Teaching across Cultures in Higher Education" is intended for anyone who has an interest in intercultural aspects of higher education. The book contains theoretical rationale, resources and examples to help readers understand and deal with situations involving contact between learners or educators from different cultural backgrounds, as well as giving insights into the new global context of higher education. This book contains two parts. Part 1: Issues, contains: (1) Preface to Part 1: Issues in Multicultural Tertiary Education (D. Palfreyman); (2) Cross-Cultural Differences in Learning and Education: Stereotypes, Myths and Realities (G. Apfelthaler, K. Hansen, S. Keuchel, C. Mueller, M. Neubauer, Siow Heng Ong and N. Tapachai); (3) Teaching Business Studies to Far East Students in the UK (I. C. L. Ng); (4) Cultural Learning in the Absence of Culture? A Study of How Students Learn Foreign Language and Culture in a Tertiary Classroom (N. Y. Collings); (5) Perception of "Self" and "Other": Social Boundaries That Influence Teaching and Learning in Increasingly Diverse U.S. Classrooms (S. Ituarte and G. Davies); (6) Intercultural Postgraduate Supervision: Ethnographic Journeys of Identity and Power (C. Manathunga); (7) Mobile Students, Flexible Identities and Liquid Modernity: Disrupting Western Teachers' Assumptions of "The Asian Learner" (C. Doherty and P. Singh); and (8) Cross-Cultural Engagement in Higher Education Classrooms: A Critical View of Dialogue (A. Jones and K. Jenkins). Part 2: Practice, contains: (9) Preface to Part 2: Practice in the Multicultural Tertiary Classroom (D. L. Mcbride); (10) One Size Fits All? Faculty Professional Development Workshops in a Multicultural Context (L. Smith); (11) Intercultural Competence: Examples of Internationalising the Curriculum Through Students' Interactions (S. Eisenchlas and S. Trevaskes); (12) Afrikaners and Arabs: Negotiating Course Delivery in a Blended Learning Context (J. C. Cronje); (13) Assessing Intercultural Dialogue: The German "Wald" and the Canadian "Forest" (U. Schuetze); (14) Virtual Internships for International Cooperation: Experiences of Learning, Teaching and Networking (R. Kristensen, E. Kallstrom and J. A. Svenkerud); (15) Teaching Bioinformatics: Using Storytelling to Negotiate Cultural Divisions in the Sciences (N. Palfreyman); (16) References; and (17) Index. This book also contains List of Contributors and Introduction: Learning and Teaching Across Cultures in Higher Education by D. Palfreyman.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Global Approach, College Environment, Multicultural Education, Stereotypes, Business Administration Education, Second Language Learning, Intercultural Communication, Student Diversity, Asians, Faculty Development, Blended Learning, International Cooperation, International Education, Internship Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Story Telling, Information Science, Arabs, Diversity (Faculty)
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom