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Exploring flying faculty teaching experiences: Motivations, challenges and opportunities

Exploring flying faculty teaching experiences: Motivations, challenges and opportunities

Smith, Karen (2012) Exploring flying faculty teaching experiences: Motivations, challenges and opportunities. Studies in Higher Education, 39 (1). pp. 117-134. ISSN 0307-5079 (Print), 1470-174X (Online) (doi:10.1080/03075079.2011.646259)

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Abstract

‘Flying faculty’ models of teaching represent an important aspect of the internationalisation agenda. As short-term sojourners, these overseas visits provide academics with disorientating dilemmas that can stimulate transformational learning. This study explored the impact of flying faculty teachers? experiences on their work, lives and identities and used the Biographical, Narrative, Interpretive Method (BNIM) for both data collection and analysis. The findings provide rich, colourful pen portraits of the motivations for, experiences of, and benefits from teaching overseas. Cross-case analysis highlighted the physical impact of overseas visits; the search for equivalence; relationships with local staff and students; and concerns about internationalisation as a means of income generation as important to the interviewees.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Studies in Higher Education is published on behalf of the Society for Research into Higher Education.
Uncontrolled Keywords: transnational education, internationalisation, short-term sojourner, biographical, narrative, interpretive method, transformational learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Faculty of Education & Health > Education Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7685

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