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International Teaching and Learning at Universities

Achieving Equilibrium with Local Culture and Pedagogy

  • Editors
  • Gordon E. Slethaug
  • Jane Vinther

About this book


International Teaching and Learning at Universities investigates both the positive and the more problematic aspects of the internationalization of education. The flow of students to universities is no longer unidirectional from East to West but truly global with a diminishing difference between the two major educational centers. Slethaug and Vinther explain how liberal education, the movement of students across the globe, autonomy for students and teachers, and internationalization of education influence each other in constructing a new educational reality. These elements are vital to the continued development of learning, economic growth, and the democratic process of our societies in the East and West.


International teaching and learning intercultural teaching and assessment internationalization liberal education education intercultural communication learning Personal teaching university

About the authors

Chenguang Chang, Sun Yat-sen University, China Tricia Coverdale-Jones, University of Portsmouth, UK Meng Fan, Newcastle University, UK Hans J. Ladegaard, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong David Leat, Newcastle University, UK Sue Robson, Newcastle University, UK Janette Ryan, University of Birmingham, UK

Bibliographic information


"This edited collection provides a balanced and authoritative account of teaching and learning in internationalized higher education contexts. It offers a critical analysis and a truly international and cross-cultural set of perspectives on current practice and on some of the stereotypes in operation. The agenda it sets out for the internationalization of pedagogy at universities will be of great value to all who are concerned with making teaching and learning more inclusive and creative in supporting mobility and global citizenship. Everyone who works in higher education should share these concerns." - Michele Schweisfurth, Professor of Comparative and International Education and Co-Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow, UK

"The lucid and informative essays in this book are written by some of the best scholars researching the teaching and learning of international students, in both the East and West. The book provides nuanced discussions on the theories connected with international education as well as its practical manifestations in schools and universities. Educators involved in this rapidly growing field will find the collection highly readable and instructive." - Kam Louie, Honorary Professor, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, and Adjunct Professor, The University of New South Wales, Australia