Academic Migration, Discipline Knowledge and Pedagogical Practice

Voices from the Asia-Pacific

Editors: Mason, Colina, Rawlings-Sanaei, Felicity (Eds.)

  • Explores the parameters of academic migration in the globalisation of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Provides a strong focus on the pedagogical contribution of academic migrants
  • Incorporates Indigenous perspectives on learning and teaching in higher education into the discourse on migration
  • Examines the relationship between academic migrants and the migration of ideas and its impact on shaping of the disciplines.
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About this book

This volume makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the globalisation of higher education literature by highlighting the myriad benefits of academic migration. Sixteen academic migrants across the Asia-Pacific region reflect on their experiences and wisdom gained across geographical, cultural and disciplinary domains. Each one provides an authentic account of ways in which their experiences and insights have benefited their host institutions and enhanced their pedagogical practice. The groundbreaking volume calls for a shift in academic culture – one in which academic migrants are respected for their cultural, social and intellectual resources, their enhanced interpretive ability and their capacity to view the world through multiple lenses. Are these not the characteristics of educators which universities seek in their efforts to internationalise their institutions and develop in their students an understanding of global citizenship? The volume forges new territory in articulating the relationship between academic migrants, conceptual understanding and the construction of knowledge.

The following themes are addressed in this book:

  • Migration of Ideas, Conceptual Understanding and Pedagogical Enrichment
  • Indigenous Pedagogies and Bridging Worldviews
  • Changing Academic Identities and Reshaping Pedagogies
  • Teaching Practice and the Academic Diaspora.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Where is the Narrative around Academic Migration?

    Mason, Colina (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Cultural Transfer in University Teaching: Academic Migrant Perspectives from Aotearoa/New Zealand

    Bönisch-Brednich, Brigitte

    Pages 13-25

  • Global Scholars as Ambassadors of Knowledge

    Handal, Boris

    Pages 27-38

  • Negotiating Worldviews: Indigenous Place in Academic Space

    Atkinson, Judy

    Pages 41-51

  • Towards Cultural Democracy in University Teaching and Research with Special Reference to the Pacific Island Region

    Thaman, Konai H.

    Pages 53-62

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-88-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-87-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1338-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Migration, Discipline Knowledge and Pedagogical Practice
Book Subtitle
Voices from the Asia-Pacific
Editors
  • Colina Mason
  • Felicity Rawlings-Sanaei
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-88-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-88-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-87-1
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1338-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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