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Measuring the effectiveness of English medium instruction shipping courses

Journal Article
Tseng, P., Pilcher, N., & Richards, K. (in press)
Measuring the effectiveness of English medium instruction shipping courses. Maritime Business Review, https://doi.org/10.1108/mabr-10-2019-0042
Purpose: Shipping courses contain much technical and specialist knowledge and present particular challenges for English medium instruction (EMI). This paper aims to investigat...

How a particular view of language enables neoliberalism in student support – and how to resist it.

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Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2020, May)
How a particular view of language enables neoliberalism in student support – and how to resist it. Paper presented at DPR20 Discourse, Power and Resistance the values of education, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
In this presentation, extending previous research, the authors argue that a particular view of language which sees it as a concrete abstract objectivist entity separable from ...

Aligning the times: Exploring the convergence of researchers, policy makers and research evidence in higher education policy making

Journal Article
Smith, K., Fernie, S., & Pilcher, N. (in press)
Aligning the times: Exploring the convergence of researchers, policy makers and research evidence in higher education policy making. Research in Education, https://doi.org/10.1177/0034523720920677
The complexity of contemporary higher education policy making and the multitude of evidences and actors in policy networks mean that relationships between higher education res...

Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering

Journal Article
Pilcher, N., Galbrun, L., Craig, N., Murray, M., Forster, A., & Tennant, S. (in press)
Role requirements in Academic Recruitment for Construction & Engineering. European Journal of Engineering Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03043797.2020.1725451
Two ongoing and recurrent debates in the employment of academic staff are (1) how much industry experience should faculty staff have? and (2) what priority is given to researc...

Using physical objects as a portal to reveal academic subject identity and thought

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2020)
Using physical objects as a portal to reveal academic subject identity and thought. Qualitative Report, 25(1), 127-144
We are lecturers who help students studying subjects that use word-based writing, non-word based writing such as Mathematics, and non-text based language such as visual semiot...

Lime binders for the repair of historic buildings: Considerations for CO2 abatement

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Válek, J., Hughes, J. J., & Pilcher, N. (2020)
Lime binders for the repair of historic buildings: Considerations for CO2 abatement. Journal of Cleaner Production, 252, 119802. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119802
Lime binders are utilised worldwide and are associated with a considerable scale of production and corresponding CO2 emissions. The relevance of this review is therefore inter...

Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches

Journal Article
Tseng, P., & Pilcher, N. (2019)
Evaluating the key factors of green port policies in Taiwan through quantitative and qualitative approaches. Transport Policy, 82, 127-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2018.12.014
This paper presents a holistic picture of the factors that affect green port policies through the use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Quantitatively, fuzzy an...

Revisiting the ‘third space’ in language and intercultural studies

Journal Article
Xiaowei Zhou, V., & Pilcher, N. (2019)
Revisiting the ‘third space’ in language and intercultural studies. Language and Intercultural Communication, 19(1), 1-8. doi:10.1080/14708477.2018.1553363
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Tapping the thirdness in the intercultural space of dialogue.

Journal Article
Zhou, V. X., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
Tapping the thirdness in the intercultural space of dialogue. Language and Intercultural Communication, 19(1), 23-37. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2018.1545025
In this paper, we explore intercultural communication as dialogue occurring in a third space. Through seven students' reflective essays on group-based intercultural learning, ...

How a view of language underpins approaches to supporting higher education students that facilitate neo-liberalism, and how to resist this

Journal Article
Richards, K., & Pilcher, N. (2018)
How a view of language underpins approaches to supporting higher education students that facilitate neo-liberalism, and how to resist this. Power and Education, 175774381881180. doi:10.1177/1757743818811801
In this article we argue a particular view of language underpins approaches to supporting students in Higher Education, and that this view facilitates neoliberalism. Universit...

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