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Beuving, Joost; de Vries, Geert – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
This article discusses how the teaching of qualitative research in higher education is threatened by the effects of new public management, by academic culture wars and by a growing belief in big data. The controversy over Alice Goffman's book "On the Run" presents one recent example of this. In an effort to counterbalance these…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Social Science Research
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Stewart, Saran; Haynes, Chayla; Deal, Kristin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2020
This article explores how three doctoral candidates enrolled in the discipline of Higher Education gained an understanding of social justice, equity-mindedness and diversity in the academy. Prior to the admission of these three students, two faculty members had reformed the doctoral programme to align it with the principles of inclusive pedagogy.…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Higher Education, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Bönisch-Brednich, Brigitte – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2018
This article examines what it means to be an academic in the knowledge economy, using auto-ethnographic writing or storytelling as its starting point. Although academic mobility has been researched for about a decade, deep listening and deep reading in the context of ethnography have not been utilised in analysing what it means to move in this…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Academic Discourse, Ethnography, Story Telling
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Strauss, Annika – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2017
This article puts forward an experiential teaching method for becoming aware of, getting access to, and giving meaning to the sensory experiences that constitute and shape learning processes during social anthropological fieldwork. While social anthropologists use all their senses in the field, the preparation and processing of fieldwork are…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Sensory Experience, Anthropology
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Baker, Sally; Stirling, Eve – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
As technological developments accelerate, and neoliberal ideologies shift the ways that universities "do business," higher education is facing radical changes. Within this context, students' need to 'succeed' at university is more important than ever. Consequently, understanding students' transitions within this shifting higher education…
Descriptors: Social Media, Higher Education, Technological Advancement, Ethnography
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Vonderau, Asta – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Drawing upon ethnographic data, this article investigates the effects of a new online campus management system in one of the largest universities in Germany. It shows the various ways in which this technological innovation influenced students', teachers' and administrative personnel's relations and everyday working practices and how it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Management Systems, Integrated Learning Systems
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Mifsud, Dione – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
This article explores the decision by two universities, the University of Malta and the University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A., to create a dual master's degree in transcultural counselling. The difficulties encountered by the two universities in creating a harmonised system encompassing tuition, assessment, accreditation and regulatory…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Masters Degrees, International Programs, Intercollegiate Cooperation
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Trahar, Sheila – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2015
Transnational higher education is the term that is most commonly used to describe programmes that allow students to obtain a degree from an overseas university in their local context. Such programmes are often marketed on their similarity with those offered at home by the overseas university. Perhaps as a consequence, the related literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Educational Exchange, Delivery Systems
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Hose, Linda; Ford, E. J. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
Based on personal experiences garnered through years of adjunct instruction, the authors explore the challenges associated with working in academia without the guarantees of a long-term contract or tenure. Further, adjuncts are desperate to accept any position that is remunerative and this willingness undermines contract negotiation leverage of…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Ethnography, Neoliberalism, Commercialization
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Long, David E. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
In an ethnographic study set within a biology department of a public university in the United States, incongruity between the ideals and practice of science education are investigated. Against the background of religious conservative students' complaints about evolution in the curriculum, biology faculty describe their political intents for…
Descriptors: Biology, Departments, Science Careers, Ethnography
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Carrico, Kevin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2014
How can we as educators address complex and controversial topics in the social sciences without encouraging simplistic responses and self-reproducing binary oppositions? Drawing upon an ethnographic analysis of a first-year writing seminar on the history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, this article proposes novel approaches to overcome…
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Culture, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Sciences
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Willett, Gudrun – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
In a three-year ethnographic study of a selective U.S. liberal arts college, it was found that educational development efforts contributed not only to changes in teaching but also to cross-college collaboration and the development of a sense of community. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the college created a learning centre and new educational…
Descriptors: Colleges, Liberal Arts, Ethnography, Educational Development
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Somerville, Siobhan B. – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article offers a first-person account of the author's experience teaching an undergraduate course on local queer culture, using her own campus as the site for primary research. The course asks how students might understand the role of Midwestern public universities in the production of queer culture. And how might such knowledge revise…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Universities, Ethnography, Archives
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Kwon, Soo Ah – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
Drawing on existing literature and student ethnographic projects, this article examines Asian American undergraduates' overwhelming focus on individual racial identity and practices of racial segregation in their ethnographic research about the University of Illinois. The author examines how such racial segregation is described and analysed as a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Racial Identification, Ethnicity, Racial Segregation
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Rana, Junaid – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
My Ethnography of the University (EUI) course "Muslims in America" introduces undergraduate students to the racialisation of Islam and Muslims in the U.S. at large, and in the University in particular. In this article, I describe how an anti-racist pedagogy coupled with student ethnographic research can yield a rich learning process.…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Islam, Muslims, Ethnography
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