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Student subsidy of the internationalised curriculum: knowing, voicing and producing the Other

Doherty, Catherine A. (2008) Student subsidy of the internationalised curriculum: knowing, voicing and producing the Other. Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 16(3), pp. 269-288.

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Abstract

This paper explores cultural production in online internationalized education. The analysis samples interactions in an MBA unit offered online by an Australian university to a student group including enrolments through a Malaysian institution. The analysis highlights moments where ethnic/national cultures or cultural differences were invoked in texts to enrich the curriculum by design. In this case study, such 'student subsidy' was actively encouraged as a vicarious asset made possible with the internationalized student group. To this end, small mixed groups for assessable online discussion were allocated to precipitate such cultural interchange. The analysis displays who voiced what claims about whose culture, the grounds for legitimation of such claims, and the kinds of cultural categories thus produced. The discussion then reflects on the degrees of insulation typically produced between cultural categories and how this failed to reflect the students' interconnected worlds evident in the enterprise of online internationalised education.

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ID Code: 17330
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: internationalisation, online pedagogy, curriculum, cultural difference, globalisation, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/14681360802346655
ISSN: 1468-1366
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 16(3). pp. 269-288.]. [Pedagogy, Culture and Society] is available online at informaworldTM with http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t716100719~db=all
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2009 08:45
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:45

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