September 9, 2014
Florian Amon
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Internationalising Academia – Internationalising Teacher Training?

Internationalisation is revolutionising academia: universities are experiencing cross-border competition for students and research projects and face an increasingly multi-cultural setting at home. Accordingly, students’ training has to face new challenges. However, we tend to forget that they could already arrive well prepared, qualified by a school system that takes into account an increasingly international education. We argue that for the internationalisation of universities to succeed, it must also take into account students’ training prior to tertiary education. But the quality of ...
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October 23, 2013
José Luis Mateos
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Tear up your Textbooks! (critically)

Before getting down to business, I feel I should apologise for the scope of this post. Below, I will deal wth the problems and challenges of a textbook-based education. I am doing this through the lens of a European student that can afford to reject the use of textbooks in class, as I have access to amazing alternatives in libraries, journals and the Internet. However, I am afraid that my situation does not apply to communities that can hardly afford a ...
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October 9, 2013
Naël Desaldeleer
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Massification, globalisation and new technologies: higher education in the face of change

Higher Education has to evolve to be still fitted to our world. And one could reply that Higher Education always adapted itself. That’s for sure. But are we still in the context of an “ordinary” revolution, that can be answered with “ordinary” new ways, or does it imply a different scale of thinking anew? In this post, Naël tries to summarize the kind of challenges that Higher Education will have to face in the next years. The world is changing; in this ...
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