Proposal Title

“It Won't Work Here”: Implementing a Teacher Development Program at an Offshore Campus

Proposal Abstract

Set within the rapidly developing context of transnational higher education, this presentation looks at the implementation of a teacher development program at the Middle Eastern campus of a western university. The presentation incorporates research into teachers' conceptions of teaching, and shows how it was used to adapt and remodel the program. Faculty and students at the Middle Eastern campus represent over 90 countries, thus this presentation will focus specifically on the cultural and educational challenges faced when implementing the teacher development program at the offshore campus. The presentation will refer to my own experiences as the local coordinator of the program for over five years, and will be based on participant feedback set within the wider context of the cultural implications of this type of transnational education.

Location

Room 2908

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 13th, 9:00 AM Mar 13th, 9:45 AM

“It Won't Work Here”: Implementing a Teacher Development Program at an Offshore Campus

Room 2908

Set within the rapidly developing context of transnational higher education, this presentation looks at the implementation of a teacher development program at the Middle Eastern campus of a western university. The presentation incorporates research into teachers' conceptions of teaching, and shows how it was used to adapt and remodel the program. Faculty and students at the Middle Eastern campus represent over 90 countries, thus this presentation will focus specifically on the cultural and educational challenges faced when implementing the teacher development program at the offshore campus. The presentation will refer to my own experiences as the local coordinator of the program for over five years, and will be based on participant feedback set within the wider context of the cultural implications of this type of transnational education.