Teaching and Learning: the International Higher Education Landscape - some theories and working practices

Author/Producer ESCalate/ Dr Sheila Trahar
  • Sheila Trahar (University of Bristol)
Published in Discussion Series
Date Published Spring 2007
Pages 28
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This discussion paper has been written in order to encourage academic staff to reflect on those dimensions of working with cultural diversity that are often uncomfortable and contentious


This discussion paper is written in two parts. Part One provides an overview of the international higher education context in the UK: it explores theoretical frameworks of learning and teaching in a range of cultures, drawing on relevant research to illustrate some of the difficulties that can be encountered by both students and academics in this complex environment. Part Two challenges some myths and stereotypes and offers some practical suggestions of how to facilitate successful intercultural learning in increasingly complex contexts.