ARISE Past Events and Resources
Tuesday 5 June 2018, Sighthill LRC5 Horizon Suite
Co-creating Learning and Teaching: an exploration of rationales and approaches
Dr Catherine Bovill, University of Edinburgh
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Monday, 25 September 2017
International Students in UK Higher Education: Understanding the Socio-cultural, Academic and Political Context of International Learning
Professor Catherine Montgomery talked about the contemporary construction of the international student in UK higher education and explained how the socio-cultural, academic and political environment of higher education in the UK influences the learning experience of international students. Catherine refered to a number of past and current research projects she has carried out on internationalisation in higher education in order to explore our institutional constructions of the international student and dispel the deficit model of the student. She also presented a comparative view from her more recent work on China and East Asia which illuminates current challenges in the directions of the UK approach to internationalisation and international students.
Catherine Montgomery is Professor of Education in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. Her research and teaching career have largely focused on international higher education and she has recently developed a strong research interest in international and transnational higher education in China and Vietnam. Before joining Bath she held research and teaching roles at the universities of Hull, Northumbria, Essex and Newcastle. She was Professor of International Higher Education at the University of Hull for four years and prior to that, she was Research Director for the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, focusing on Assessment for Learning at Northumbria University. This 5-year project centred on autonomy in learning and the balance between high-stakes testing and formative assessment in Higher Education. Catherine is the author of the book ‘Understanding the international student experience’ which has sold widely in the UK, Australia and the USA since its publication in 2010. She has published extensively on international education and pedagogy and she is also currently Deputy Editor for the Journal of Education for Teaching.