Evidence-based research in cross-cultural learning settings: variations in the use of technology, students’ expectations and the role of tutor

Mimirinis, Mike and Dafoulas, George and Murphy, Alan and Chan Wai Kuen, Timothy and Paranakian, Kanda (2006) Evidence-based research in cross-cultural learning settings: variations in the use of technology, students’ expectations and the role of tutor. In: Intercultural communication competencies in higher education and management: proceedings of the International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competencies, October 6-7, 2005, Singapore. Ong, Siow Heng and Apfelthaler, G. and Hansen, K. and Tapachai, N., eds. Marshall Cavendish Academic, Singapore, pp. 250-258. ISBN 9789812104618

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The paper reviews the findings of evidence-based research conducted by Middlesex University, UK as part of an ongoing learner-centred evaluation of the quality of the courses provided to, amongst others, Asian students studying in the UK and overseas. Most critically, the findings delineate the areas where culturally distinct characteristics of learning and teaching emerged with particular reference to the use of technology, student expectations and the role of tutor. Theories on cultural differences are also discussed from an organisational and pedagogical point of view. The paper synthesizes the findings from two studies and a European Union funded research project with the aim of examining the implications for teaching and learning in cross-cultural settings. In the light of the findings, the paper explores the requirements for the use of culturally appropriate teaching in the UK educational system which should acknowledge cultural diverse learning perspectives.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 13893
Depositing User: Mike Mimirinis
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2014 15:49
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2017 14:20
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13893

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