Transnational teaching experiences: an under-explored territory for transformative professional development

Karen Smith

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    Abstract

    In an increasingly global higher education environment, many universities are taking their educational services overseas. One model of overseas provision is through transnational (offshore) education. Transnational teaching challenges the prevailing understanding of an academic role at every level. Transnational teachers are expected to work in environments, climates and classrooms which are culturally very different to their own. Assumptions about university education are shaken and teachers find themselves having to return to and question the fundamentals of their teaching, learning and assessment practices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-122
    Number of pages12
    JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
    Volume14
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

    Keywords

    • transnational teaching
    • education research
    • teaching
    • professional development

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