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ERIC Number: EJ861471
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
Academic Sojourners, Teaching and Internationalisation: The Experience of Non-UK Staff in a British University
Luxon, Tony; Peelo, Moira
Teaching in Higher Education, v14 n6 p649-659 Dec 2009
Conceptualisations of internationalisation remain limited as long as the implications for pedagogy of an increasingly international teaching staff remain unexamined. Non-UK staff securing posts that involve teaching at British universities face substantial practical, cultural and linguistic challenges that impact on and, in some cases, inhibit, teaching styles and strategies. In this paper it is argued that practices surrounding teaching are local and often assumed to be self-evident in nature, while the international nature of academe is substantially rooted in disciplinary communities of practice made up of researchers and scholars. This split in conceptualising academic endeavour perpetuates the fragmentation of research and teaching, while putting new staff under stress. We draw on research data to frame practical steps that might enable, in this case, UK higher education to benefit from the prior teaching experience of international faculty and to facilitate transnational adjustment to teaching in universities in more creative and less stressful ways. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom