Transnational pedagogy from policy to practice: beginnings of the journey

Dashwood, Ann and Lawrence, Jill and Brown, Alice and Burton, Lorelle J. (2008) Transnational pedagogy from policy to practice: beginnings of the journey. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 4 (3). pp. 97-110.

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[Abstract]: In 2005, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) declared its vision to be Australia’s leading transnational educator. To define and develop USQ’s
‘transnational pedagogy’, the then Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional Engagement and Social Justice) initiated a consultative project team from across the university
community, consisting of Excellence in Teaching Award winners and noted teachers nominated by their Faculties. This paper describes this attempt to operationalise the
transnational agenda ‘glocally’ by considering the ‘global’ within ‘local’ contexts. A genealogical approach was used as a diagnostic tool to facilitate and problematise the stages along the journey. The approach involved consultation and collaboration, from
the early stages of problematising and conceptualising transnational pedagogy to developing the USQ transnational framework of principles and strategies for learning
and teaching. The six stages described in the paper include: problematisation, reflection on past and present practices, re-evaluation of truths, development of shared
understandings, evolution of processes, and identification of future possibilities. The paper reports on these processes of collaboration and outlines how the conceptual
framework of transnational teaching and learning was disseminated throughout the USQ community.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2008 05:57
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 05:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: transnational pedagogy, learning and teaching, communities of practice, flexibility, glocalisation; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture

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