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Yang, Rui; Xie, Meng; Wen, Wen – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
Since the mid-nineteenth century, Chinese intellectuals turned to the West for truth. China's modern education system has since been built upon Western experience, with little space for China's vast indigenous intellectual traditions. Meanwhile, Chinese traditions remain omnipresent and ubiquitous in the society. Due to many fundamental…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Western Civilization, Asian Culture, Indigenous Knowledge
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Booth, S.; Woollacott, L. C. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In this paper, we present an analysis of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (SoTL) which contributes to SoTL both as a field of research practice and as a background to professional development in higher education. We analyse and describe the constitution of the field, and in so doing address its nature in the face of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Educational Research, Epistemology
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Johnston, James; Reeves, Alan – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
This study charts the socio-geographic fragmentation of the economics discipline in the UK. It is revealed that the marriage of economics teaching and research is now limited to elite institutions located mainly in the south of the UK. None of the UK's new (post-1992) universities submitted to the Economics and Econometrics (E&E) unit of…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Economics, Teaching Methods
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Bager-Elsborg, Anna – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
In the literature, higher education teaching is typically conceptualised as generic or determined by disciplinary characteristics. Academic development literature mirrors this dichotomy when discussing the starting point for development work. However, this focus on universal characteristics overlooks crucial aspects of contextual influence on…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Case Studies, Higher Education