1st Edition

Teaching in Transnational Higher Education Enhancing Learning for Offshore International Students

Edited By Michelle Wallace, Lee Dunn Copyright 2008
    296 Pages
    by Routledge

    296 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Teaching in Transnational Higher Education examines current trends and challenges that face students, teachers and institutions of higher education around the globe.  This book comes at a pivotal moment where many universities are offering their courses in offshore locations. Students who could once not access an international qualification can now do so without leaving their home country.

                The book clearly defines and takes an in-depth look at the various types of transnational education, including: institutions that have campuses abroad, teach specific courses abroad, and form partnerships with diverse schools to teach jointly.

    Teaching in Transnational Higher Education serves as a forum for debate on such insightful topics as:

    • the modification of teaching to adapt to the needs of diverse students
    • the use of technology in the classroom
    • the view of higher education as a marketable service
    • the importance of cultural awareness and understanding in a transnational classroom
    • the complexities of assuring quality education across borders

    The authors choose to highlight a broad sampling of transnational programs including those in: Zambia, China, and the United Arab Emirates among others.  Interviews with students and teachers participating in these programs of study make this an enjoyable and unique portrait of higher education that is invaluable to those who teach and learn around the world.

    Lee Dunn is a lecturer and academic developer in the Teaching and Learning Centre at Southern Cross University.

    Michelle Wallace is an Associate Professor in the Graduate College of Management at Southern Cross University. 

    Part I: Current and emerging issues in transnational education  1.  Transnational Education and Trade  Grant McBurnie, Executive Officer International, Monash University Australia  2.  The cultural politics of transnational education: imperialism, appropriateness and mobility  Christopher Ziguras, Research Fellow at the Globalism Institute, RMIT, Australia 3. Buyer Beware  Anne Jelfs, Open University UK  4.  Growth of Transnational Education: the UK perspective  Christine Bateman, British Council, United Kingdom  5.  Dimming Down Difference...  Sandra Egege, Student Learning Centre, Flinders University, Australia  6.  ‘Communities of practice’ and the relationship between partner institutions in transnational higher education  Michelle Wallace & Lee Dunn, Southern Cross University, Australia  Part II: Implications for learners  1.  The student voice: juggling competing demands  Michelle Wallace & Lee Dunn, Southern Cross University, Australia  2.  Student attitudes to studying in transnational higher education  Maureen Bell, Senior Lecturer, Educational Development, University of Wollongong, Australia & Lejla Vrazalic, Assistant Professor, University of Wollongong, Dubai Campus  3.  Norms of participation in transnational programs  Shirley Earl, Director, Academic Staff Development Unit, Napier University, Scotland & Lesley Gourlay, Academic Skills Unit, Napier University, Scotland  4.  Plagiarism and the transnational learner  Jude Carroll, Educational Developer, Oxford Brookes University, UK  Part III: Implications for Teachers  5.  Teaching for Learning in Transnational Courses  Betty Leask, Coordinator of International Programs, University of South Australia, Australia  6.  Intercultural dialogue and understanding: implications for teachers  Ting Wang, Lecturer in Educational Leadership in the School of Education and Community Studies at the University of Canberra, Australia 7.  The Fusion model for the teaching and learning of English in a Chinese context  Maria Bjorning Guide & Francis Doogan, Lecturers in the Unitec Certificate in Intensive English in Bejing. Both are lecturers in Linguistics at Unitec in Auckland, New Zealand  8.  Outside issues – inside thinking: Reflective practice in Zambia  Gill Whittaker, Learning and Teaching Fellow, University of Bolton, UK  9.  Inclusive practices , teaching technology and identities  Cathie Doherty, Queensland University of Technology, Australia  10.  Training new transnational teachers: A Malaysian experience  Michael Davidson, Higher Education Consultant, UK  Part IV: Implications for institutions  11.  Quality Assurance for Transnational Education: International, National and Institutional Approaches  Grant McBurnie, Executive Officer International, Monash University Australia  12.  Providing induction, orientation and professional development of all staff involved in transnational teaching  Margaret Hicks, Coordinator Teaching & Learning Services, Access and Learning Support Portfolio, Flexible Learning Centre, University of South Australia  13.  Pedagogic Work for Off-Shore Markets: A case study of designing and delivering vocational education and training for multinational clients in Indonesia  Parlo Singh, School of Cultural and Language Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, Queensland University of Technology  14.  Opportunities and Challenges: Managing overseas delivery of New Zealand tertiary level English language programmes  Chelsea Blickem, Academic Adviser, Unitec, Auckland New Zealand  15.  Risky Business: Effective Planning and Management of Transnational Teaching  Shelda Debowski, Director and Professorial Fellow, Organisation and Staff Development Services, University of Western Australia and President of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia  16.  Online learning in transnational education: its potential and institutional challenges  Paul Bacsich, Middlesex University, UK  17.  Conclusion  Michelle Wallace & Lee Dunn


    Michelle Wallace, Lee Dunn