Penman, C. & Foster, M. (2016). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Edinburgh Napier University Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
Macdonald, I., Firth, R., Foster, M. & Zhou, V. (2014). Interdisciplinary methodologies in different cultures of learning: Apples and Pears?
This paper explores the reception and analysis of different methodologies in an inter-disciplinary pedagogical collaboration involving Design and Business academics and their ...
Foster, M., Macdonald, I., Firth, R. & Zhou, V. (2014). Re-constructing “culture of learning” – international student experiences in China and the UK.
Following previous Teaching Fellows funding to undertake a joint research project between Business School and the School of Arts & Creative Industries we would like to present...
ENU Development Trust
This project will investigate the motivations to study and work in Edinburgh / UK and the experiences of Spanish-speaking students from South America
Foster, M., McKinnon, S. & Hammond, A. (2013). Strategies, guidelines and tools – what do they mean for us? Academics’ perceptions of resources for curriculum design and development.
Foster, M. & Yufeng, M. (2010). The use of Critical Thinking by Chinese Students in Higher Education. Edinburgh Napier University. ISBN 978-1873869994
Wei, M. & Foster, M. (2010). Metacognitive Knowledge, the Stepping Stone Towards Learner Autonomy in Chinese College English Teaching. Edinburgh Napier University. ISBN 978-1873869970
(2010). Foster, M. (Ed.). Working with Cultural Diversity in UK HE. SEDA. ISBN 978-1-902435-50-3
Aimed at colleagues engaged in work with international students in the UK HE context in subject studies, staff working in graduate school skills support, staff working with po...
Foster, M. & Mulroy, T. (2009). Developing Peer Support as a Means of Enhancing the International Student Experience.
(2007). Foster, M. (Ed.). Enhancing the Experience of Chinese Students in UK Higher Education - Lessons from a Collaborative Project. SEDA. ISBN 978 1 902435 42 8
This SEDA Special takes an international theme, addressing the experiences of Chinese students studying higher education courses both in the UK and on collaborative programmes...
Foster, M. (2001). Maritime English International Teacher Training Course. International Maritime Organisation
McKinnon, S., Hammond, A. & Foster, M. (in press). Reflecting on the Value of Resources for Internationalising the Curriculum: Exploring Academic Perspectives. Journal of Further and Higher Education.. ISSN 0309-877X
Increased interest in internationalisation of the curriculum (IoC) has led to the development of a range of resources designed to support staff in translating theory into prac...
Murray, J. (2016). Developing a reflective and empirically informed undergraduate research methods module, including a worked exemplar. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Merchiston Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
Teaching research methods is challenging for both staff and students. With increasing expectations to teach a wider breadth of material, the balance and maintenance of suffici...
Foster, M. (2016). Exploring intercultural awareness: international student mobility in China and the UK through a non-essentialist lens. In Velliaris, D. & Coleman-George, D. (Eds.). Handbook of research on study abroad programs and outbound mobility., 349-370. IGI Global. ISBN 9781522501695
This chapter is focused on the increased internationalisation of teaching and learning in Higher Education (HE) worldwide (Knight 2006; Caruana & Spurling, 2007) and specifica...
Foster, M. (2016). Exploring Intercultural Awareness: International Student Mobility in China and the UK through a Non-Essentialist Lens. In Coleman-George, D. & Velliaris, D. M. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility, 349-369. IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0169-5.ch014. ISBN 9781522501695
In the research literature regarding international students' learning experiences, a frequently studied theme is the ‘Chinese culture of learning' as contrasted by the ‘Wester...
Victoria, M. (2016). Every picture tells a story: using selfie-inspired activities to enhance social relations and encourage self-reflexivity. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in learning and teaching. Merchiston Publishing
This chapter explores the results of a study in Thailand that capitalised on the popularity of the selfie, providing second-year English language students with an opportunity ...
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...