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Green, Wendy; Gannaway, Deanne; Sheppard, Karen; Jamarani, Maryam – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
Governments and educational institutions promote study abroad in the belief that it offers valuable learning experiences for all students. Yet studies suggest that equitable access to study abroad is more myth than reality. This study took a narrative approach supported by survey data to explore this issue at one Australian university. The survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Study Abroad
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Houghton, Luke; Ruutz, Aaron; Green, Wendy; Hibbins, Ray – Higher Education Research and Development, 2015
There is growing interest in the role Communities of Practice (CoPs) play in continuing professional development of academics. However, very little research has explored how CoP theory is applied in practice in academic settings. Using the concepts of resonance and micro-mobilisation from social movement theory, we explore academic engagement (and…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Theory Practice Relationship, Universities
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Green, Wendy; Mertova, Patricie – Higher Education Research and Development, 2014
Although governments and universities worldwide recognise the value of study abroad as a means to prepare graduates to live and work in a globalising world, there is a wide gap between the rhetoric and reality. The reasons for this are complex, but one factor, not often discussed, is the role academics play in study abroad. This paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Hammer, Sara Jeanne; Green, Wendy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2011
While there appears to be broad acceptance that university graduates must have the capacity to think critically in an increasingly complex, information-rich world, there remains a gap between aspiration and teaching practice in many faculties. We examine this issue through our experience of designing assessment to develop critical thinking in a…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Management Development
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Green, Wendy; Hammer, Sarah; Star, Cassandra – Higher Education Research and Development, 2009
Debate continues regarding the nature and desirability of graduate attributes, driven partly by stakeholder expectations that universities will prepare employees for the knowledge economy and partly by higher education academics and learning specialists. While universities appear to have accepted their new vocational role, there is considerable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Graduates
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Green, Wendy – Higher Education Research and Development, 2007
This paper investigates the approaches taken to essay writing by five Asian international students at an Australian university. Analysis of their in-depth interviews reveals links between their perceptions of learning, their perceptions of essay writing, their motivation for completing the task, and their awareness of the structural conventions of…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Discovery Processes