Magazine article International Educator

Adult Learning, Intercultural Dimensions of Higher Education Internationalization Featured in Journal

Magazine article International Educator

Adult Learning, Intercultural Dimensions of Higher Education Internationalization Featured in Journal

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The May 2011 issue of the journal of Studies in International Education (JSlE) features articles on adult learning, the intercultural dimensions of higher education internationalization, undergraduate international medical electives, recruitment agents, and international organizations focused on university cooperation in Latin America.

* "Towards a Culturally Sensitive and Deeper Understanding of 'Rote Learning'and Memorisation of Adult Learners"- Po Li Tan of King's College London shows that "rote learning" or "memorisation" is a complex construct and is deeply embedded in the East Asian culture.

* "Fostering the Intercultural Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education: Metaphors and Challenges in the Japanese Context"- Craig Whitsed and Simone Volet of Murdoch University contrast the literature on internationalization in Japan with the Anglo-European discourse on internationalization and highlight the limited attention given to intercultural dimensions in the Japanese context.

* "Undergraduate International Medical Electives: Some Ethical and Pedagogical Considerations" - Lori Hanson of the University of Saskatchewan, Sheila Harms of McMaster University, and Katrina Plamondon of Mount Royal University examine attempts to establish more placements to meet the growing demands of undergraduate medical students in Norm America for international experiences. …

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