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Kelsen, Brent; Flowers, Simeon – International Journal on E-Learning, 2018
Personality traits are believed to affect both learner ability and group dynamics and cohesion. Another central element influencing how individuals perform in group settings stems from their motivation to collaborate. This article explores the relationship between personality traits, motivation for collaboration and participation of university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Student Motivation, Cooperative Learning
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Formica, Piero – Industry and Higher Education, 2018
In the knowledge economy, greater togetherness is the prerequisite for innovating and having more: selflessness extends scope while selfishness increases limitations. But human beings are not automatically attracted to innovation: between the two lies culture, and cultural values vary widely, with the egoistic accent or the altruistic intonation…
Descriptors: Knowledge Economy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Culture
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Binder, Nadine; Odag, Ozen; Leiser, Anne; Ludders, Lisa; Kedzior, Karina Karolina – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Higher education institutions increasingly seek to promote students' intercultural competence (IC), yet its conceptualization remains a challenge. The first aim of this study was to explore how a purposive sample of n = 77 domestic, undergraduate students at a public university in Germany define IC. The second aim was to assess to what extent such…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Interpersonal Competence, Undergraduate Students, Definitions
Kenyon, Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2018
American college students have an unprecedented range of international opportunities available to broaden their world view and deepen their understanding of global issues, whether through formal study abroad programs, international internships, international volunteer projects or work abroad opportunities. However, students too frequently…
Descriptors: College Students, Study Abroad, Internship Programs, Outcomes of Education
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Killick, David – Journal of International Students, 2018
Universities fail to offer equitable learning experiences for their diverse students. At the same time, the value of diverse student identities and perspectives remains largely unrealized. In a globalising higher education context, these issues are exacerbated while the post-national university is increasingly complicit in advancing the neoliberal…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Intercultural Programs, Critical Theory, Educational Practices
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Mitrayani, Dian; Peel, Robert – Journal of International Students, 2018
This article is based upon autobiographical narratives of two students exploring their experiences in finding commonality through an institutionalized domestic and international student community. Both students' paths intersected at the East-West Center (EWC), an independent, public, nonprofit organization formed by the US Congress in 1960 with…
Descriptors: Peace, Personal Narratives, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Spitzman, Emily; Waugh, Michael – Journal of International Students, 2018
This article describes the origin and curriculum of Identity Dialogues, a program which facilitates conversations about power and privilege among international and domestic students. It was developed as a result of findings from an ethnographic study of an unstructured conversation partner program at the same institution. The study found that…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Theory Practice Relationship, Praxis, Power Structure
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Aaron, Ron; Cedeño, Carmen; Gareis, Elisabeth; Kumar, Lalit; Swaminathan, Abhinaya – Journal of International Students, 2018
The lack of meaningful interaction between domestic and international students is a persistent concern in international higher education. Conversation partner programs are a promising measure to promote the rich and repeated contact necessary for the development of intercultural relationships and communication skills. This article describes the…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Partnerships in Education, College Students, Foreign Students
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Rose-Redwood, CindyAnn; Rose-Redwood, Reuben – Journal of International Students, 2018
In this article, we consider the ways in which both formal and informal social practices at colleges and universities can lead domestic and international students to engage in meaningful cross-cultural interactions. Employing a narrative-based approach, we reflect upon our own personal experiences as domestic students who developed close…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, Interaction, Foreign Students, Social Integration
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Mettro-Roland, Michelle – Journal of International Students, 2018
This article explores the insights of cosmopolitanism as they relate to questions of international student inclusion. Enacting policies and practices that highlight a rooted cosmopolitanism, one where particular attachments are partially constitutive of identity, offers one way to successfully foster inclusion. Membership in particular communities…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Foreign Students, Social Integration, Interpersonal Relationship
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Thomas, Victor F.; Ssendikaddiwa, Joseph M.; Mroz, Martin; Lockyer, Karen; Kosarzova, Karin; Hanna, Carolyn – Journal of International Students, 2018
Leading institutional pedagogies and practices tend to approach increasing international student populations from a deficit-based model, which focuses on the adaptation, acculturation, and assimilation of international students to the dominant host culture. We believe a better approach to improve international and domestic students' interaction is…
Descriptors: Interaction, Peer Relationship, Foreign Students, Models
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Reynolds, Martyn – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2018
Set in Aotearoa New Zealand, this examination of "Pasifika" education as an inter-cultural event discusses what students from the Pacific diaspora say about educational success. Against a backdrop of literature that pays attention to teacher-student relationships, achievement targets, and peer relationships, the article uses Pacific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Success, Teacher Student Relationship, Achievement Gains
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Young, Angeline – Journal of Dance Education, 2018
I present an action research study that enacts an Asianist somatic movement education approach to teaching Afro-Haitian dance at Arizona State University as a response to my Chinese American body's experience of hegemony in postsecondary dance curriculum. My pedagogical framework uses an intercultural teaching approach that applies a somatic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Dance Education, Dance, African Culture
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Capobianco, Stephen; Chen, Ximeng; Líppez-De Castro, Sebastián; Rubaii, Nadia – Teaching Public Administration, 2018
In the 21st century Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs need to meet the challenge of preparing public affairs professionals for an increasingly global and interdependent world in which complex social problems often span national boundaries and cultural differences. In that context, various internationalization strategies can be helpful…
Descriptors: Intercultural Programs, Public Administration Education, Masters Programs, Public Affairs Education
Saffold, Jacinta R. – Metropolitan Universities, 2018
Technological innovation and new economic terrain of the twenty-first century has called for higher education to re-examine how interdisciplinary ethnic studies and minority serving programs are positioned in the twenty-first century. This essay considers the utility of spaces like Black Studies departments and programs like the Mellon Mays…
Descriptors: Diversity (Institutional), Diversity (Faculty), College Administration, Minority Groups
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