Ours and theirs: transferability and ownership in transnational staff development

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Thu, 7 Jun 2018
11:15am to 12:45pm
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Global expansion of HE presents enticing market opportunities to Universities and ‘transnational’ provision of education is growing rapidly (HEGlobal 2016). The drive for professionalism and teaching excellence must inform our international strategies (O’Mahony 2014), and is seen in recent expansion of CPD provision to include transnational partners. Our research focuses on experiences and voices of staff at international partner institutions who are part of our online blended Postgraduate Certificate in HE. Research outcomes which will be presented raise and illustrate issues in international partnerships and staff development including: ‘cultural’ differences and relevance, assumptions about professionalism and pedagogy, enhancement and ownership.


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