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Problematising "cross-cultural" collaboration: critical incidents in higher education settings


Kraus, K; Sultana, R G (2008). Problematising "cross-cultural" collaboration: critical incidents in higher education settings. Mediterranean Journal of Educational Studies, 13(1):59-83.

Abstract

Many EU projects are premised on the assumption that collaboration
between academics and students from different national contexts adds value to
knowledge production and to learning. It is very rare to come across accounts of
how challenging such cross-cultural collaboration can be, especially when the
notion ‘culture’ is expanded to include both national and gendered identities, as
well as cultures embedded in particular academic disciplines. This paper sets out
to explore the ‘critical incidents’ that arose in the context of an Erasmus
curriculum development project, showing how these ‘incidents’ open a window
onto the complex and challenging processes that come into play in cross-cultural
and inter-disciplinary settings.

Many EU projects are premised on the assumption that collaboration
between academics and students from different national contexts adds value to
knowledge production and to learning. It is very rare to come across accounts of
how challenging such cross-cultural collaboration can be, especially when the
notion ‘culture’ is expanded to include both national and gendered identities, as
well as cultures embedded in particular academic disciplines. This paper sets out
to explore the ‘critical incidents’ that arose in the context of an Erasmus
curriculum development project, showing how these ‘incidents’ open a window
onto the complex and challenging processes that come into play in cross-cultural
and inter-disciplinary settings.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Education
Dewey Decimal Classification:370 Education
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:06 Feb 2009 15:39
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:52
Publisher:University of Malta
ISSN:1024-5375
Additional Information:Free of charge: http://www.um.edu.mt/emcer/mjes/openaccess
Official URL:http://www.um.edu.mt/emcer/mjes
Related URLs:http://www.um.edu.mt/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/47663/Kraus_Sultana_13_1_2008.pdf
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-11145

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