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ERIC Number: EJ953059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0729-4360
Experiences and Perceptions of Internationalisation in Higher Education in the UK
Trahar, Sheila; Hyland, Fiona
Higher Education Research and Development, v30 n5 p623-633 2011
This article is based on a focus group study of staff and students in UK higher education institutions, where "internationalisation" was the topic for debate. The perspectives of academics and students at five UK universities were examined to determine how they perceived their own culturally mediated approaches to learning. Evidence for internationalisation at home was sought including, in particular, views of student interaction and working in cross-cultural groups. Many staff and students demonstrated mindfulness of how local pedagogical approaches were privileged. Most described problems of lack of intercultural interaction and difficulties with particular classroom pedagogy such as group work. Participants described their difficulties but also gave anecdotal evidence of feeling personally rewarded in terms of building new friendships and developing their intercultural competencies.
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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