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ERIC Number: EJ974292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
Good Teachers and Deviant Learners? The Meeting of Practices in University Level International Education
Tange, Hanne; Jensen, Iben
Journal of Research in International Education, v11 n2 p181-193 Aug 2012
The article focuses on the impact of internationalization on university lecturers' practice. Based on interviews with 36 employees from Danish universities, we discuss what internationalization means for the classroom relationship between university teachers and international students. The article is inspired by an intercultural communication model that highlights how respondents' reliance on a simplified image of self and other leads them to the construction of a perception of international students from a deficit perspective. Following an examination of perceived differences in learning approach, classroom practices and student/staff roles, we propose that an intercultural pedagogy be developed, underlining the need for a symmetrical learning and teaching platform in international education.
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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: Denmark