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Erickson, Michael E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2007
The author reviews research indicating that discipline specialists and novices acquire knowledge differently. He argues that teaching professionals need to help students learn how to learn within general knowledge domains. The developmental/sociocultural perspectives of Vygotsky, Bakhtin, Luria, and others, which emphasize the inter/intrapersonal,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Cooperative Learning, College Instruction, Higher Education
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Simcock, Bradford L.; Lokon, Elizabeth J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1992
This article argues that obstacles to cross-cultural awareness are rooted in Americans' reductionist understanding of culture and structural obstacles within the university. It describes materials and methods used in a cross-cultural teaching approach that highlights the limitations of this view of culture and generates self-reflection by…
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Instruction, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness