Leader of Researcher Development
Tierney, A. & Barkess, G. (2015). Transition to Research: experiencing new paradigms.
The transition from undergraduate study to postgraduate research is a difficult one for students to negotiate. Similarly, the transition from disciplinary researcher to pedago...
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...
03 April 2017
03 April 2017
One day event sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology, held at Edinburgh Napier Sighthill campus.
Join us for a day of presentations and discussion of student-...
Foster, M., Macdonald, I. & Firth, R. (2013). Challenges and benefits of student mobility: what do we know about our students’ perceptions of own and host culture of learning.
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. & Mulroy, T. (2009). Developing Peer Support as a Means of Enhancing the International Student Experience.
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...
Penman, C. & Foster, M. (2016). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Edinburgh Napier University Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9576882-8-5
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 ...
Robertson, S. & Sholl, S. (in press). The Accidental Podcaster. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. Merchiston Publishing
The aim of this chapter is to explore student use of podcasts, employing longitudinal data from large cohorts to demonstrate to other teachers their potential as a relevant pe...
Foster, M., McKinnon, S. & Hammond, A. (in press). Strategies, guidelines and tools – what do they mean for us? Academics’ perceptions of resources for curriculum design and development. Teaching in Higher Education.. ISSN 1356-2517
Foster, M. & Anderson, L. (2014). Editorial: Exploring internationalisation of the curriculum to enhance the student experience. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 3, 1-2. doi:10.14297/jpaap.v3i3.206. ISSN 2051-9788
Foster, M. (2014). Student destination choices in higher education: exploring attitudes of Brazilian students to study in the United Kingdom. Journal of Research in International Education. 13, 149-162. doi:10.1177/1475240914541024. ISSN 1475-2409
Cross-border education provides evidence about international student destination choice including the push and pull model of international student choice. The research upon wh...
Foster, M. (2013). Student destination choices in international education: exploring Brazilian students’ attitudes to study abroad. Practice and evidence of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. 8, 176-202. ISSN 1750-8428
Increasing cross-border education and student mobility calls for a better understanding of international student destination choice and the benefits of study abroad to the stu...