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Critical Internationalization: Moving From Theory To Practice, Frances Vavrus, Amy Pekol Sep 2015

Critical Internationalization: Moving From Theory To Practice, Frances Vavrus, Amy Pekol

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

This article utilizes critical social theory to illuminate structures of inequality that undergird certain practices of internationalization in higher education institutions, particularly in U.S. institutions. We demonstrate how such theory can be productively employed to analyze three key dimensions of contemporary internationalization: 1) a representational dimension, 2) a political-economic dimension, and 3) a symbolic capital dimension. We argue that these three elements are central to any critical conceptualization of internationalization that has at its core a consideration of equity, ethics, and social justice. The overarching goal of this article is to illustrate how critical social theory can foster more ...


Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues On Global Dimensions Of Education - Guest Editors' Introduction, Patricia K. Kubow, Justin Wild, A'Ame Joslin Sep 2015

Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues On Global Dimensions Of Education - Guest Editors' Introduction, Patricia K. Kubow, Justin Wild, A'Ame Joslin

FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education

Introduction to the FIRE Special Issue titled, "Reimagining Internationalization: Critical Dialogues on Global Dimensions of Education".


The Processes Of Designing And Implementing Globally Networked Learning Environments And Their Implications On College Instructors’ Professional Learning: The Case Of Québec Cégeps, Olivier Bégin-Caouette, Yishin Khoo, Momina Afridi Jan 2015

The Processes Of Designing And Implementing Globally Networked Learning Environments And Their Implications On College Instructors’ Professional Learning: The Case Of Québec Cégeps, Olivier Bégin-Caouette, Yishin Khoo, Momina Afridi

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Abstract

This study describes the design and implementation processes of globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) in a college environment and discusses how these processes may contribute to instructors' professional learning. A thematic analysis was conducted on five interviews with instructors working in Quebec general and vocational colleges (CEGEPs). The design and implementation processes were mapped out using Fretchling's (2007) logic modeling basic components. Findings suggest that GNLEs in a college context take the form of joint lectures or joint activities. Instructors reported that designing and teaching within a GNLE had led to pedagogical, intercultural and technology-related learning; and that ...