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Internationalisation and Transnationalisation in Higher Education

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Edited By Vesa Korhonen and Pauliina Alenius

Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on internationalisation has diversified also teaching and learning contexts in higher education and has given rise to a growing need for searching appropriate cross-cultural pedagogical approaches. However, internationalisation in the context of higher education is a multifaceted concept and involves more than just one international dimension in institutional or pedagogical activities. These recent developmental features are examined in the book with the conceptual lense of emerging pattern of internationalisation.

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Pauliina Alenius is a Postdoctoral Researcher and University Instructor at the Faculty of Education in the University of Tampere, Finland. Her research interests relate to transnational educational and learning spaces, multicultural work environments and informal learning of migrants. Pauliina has multidisciplinary background: she holds a PhD in Education and Masters’ degrees in Ethnic Relations and International Politics.

Dely Lazarte Elliot is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests lie in the intersection of higher education, educational and cultural psychology. She investigates academic cultures, learning orientations, critical thinking, socialisation, and the impact of social connections on learners’ educational journeys. She recently led two UK-funded projects aimed at enhancing international postgraduate researchers’ overall experience. Her publications appear in Studies in Higher Education, Higher Education Research & Development, Oxford Review of Education and International Journal of Research & Method in Education.

Yoshifumi Fukada is Professor in the Department of International Studies at Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include L2 learners’ and users’ dynamic identities, as in their agency in their English-learning and social interactions (in and out of class) and their use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in international communities. He received PhD in International and Multicultural Education with emphasis in Second Language Acquisition from the University of San Francisco, and is currently working on his second doctorate, at the University of Tokyo, focusing on international students’ TL-mediated socializing.

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