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Educ. Sci. 2017, 7(1), 19; doi:10.3390/educsci7010019

Trans-Cultural, Trans-Language Practices: Potentialities for Rethinking Doctoral Education Pedagogies

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School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University, Brisbane 4122, Australia
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School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University, Brisbane 4122, Australia
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Academic Editor: Michael Singh
Received: 25 October 2016 / Revised: 13 December 2016 / Accepted: 10 January 2017 / Published: 21 January 2017
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Abstract

Over the last decade, there has been a rapid increase in doctoral enrolments of Asian international students in Australian universities. While policies have been developed to meet the needs of these students, there seems to be some confusion around the terms internationalisation, globalisation, bi-cultural, inter-cultural, multi-cultural, and trans-cultural within these policies. In this paper, we define these terms and advocate for a policy position which orients to a futurist definition of culture. We then review the work of Michael Singh and his research team at Western Sydney University who have responded to this rapid increase in Asian international student doctoral enrolments in Australian universities by developing pedagogic principles around notions of trans-language and trans-cultural practices. In the final section of the paper, we then draw on our own experiences of doctoral supervision in Australian universities to reflect on our positioning within the pedagogic principles around trans-language and trans-cultural practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: internationalising higher education; trans-language and trans-cultural practices; doctoral education; bi-cultural; inter-cultural; multi-cultural; trans-cultural internationalising higher education; trans-language and trans-cultural practices; doctoral education; bi-cultural; inter-cultural; multi-cultural; trans-cultural
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Choy, S.; Singh, P.; Li, M. Trans-Cultural, Trans-Language Practices: Potentialities for Rethinking Doctoral Education Pedagogies. Educ. Sci. 2017, 7, 19.

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