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...
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.
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. & Mulroy, T. (2009). Developing Peer Support as a Means of Enhancing the International Student Experience.
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...
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 ...
Fotheringham, J. & James, K. (2016). Modelling pedagogic innovation in a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching: risks and vulnerabilities. In Penman, C. & Foster, M. (Eds.). Innovations in Learning and Teaching. https://merchistonpublishing.com/innovations-in-learning-and-teaching/: Merchiston Publishing
This chapter explores the choices and decisions made during the redevelopment of a new Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, aimed at new higher education academi...
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...
This thesis explores participation in adult learning and focuses upon three key areas of interest: reasons for participation, the challenges of par...