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ERIC Number: EJ1063026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Transcultural Encounters on a Mediterranean Island: Stories from a Dual Degree
Mifsud, Dione
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v8 n1 p50-72 Spr 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 procedures will be discussed, as well as the complexities of learning and teaching and the opportunities for intercultural learning. The article explores the experiences of the students and academics as they grapple with two different philosophical and academic systems, but also with their own personal and professional differences as narrated, composed and received in their different contexts--interactional, historical, institutional and discursive. Through the narratives of the research participants a powerful tool for course evaluation was created.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malta; Maryland