The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) engages in research focused on the complex political, economic, social, cultural and environmental processes and relations that are transforming cities and regions.

Centre for
URBAN AND REGIONAL STUDIES

Learning in a cross cultural context

Paul Hodge, Sarah Wright

The aim of the research is to investigate student learning associated with cross-cultural collaborative fieldwork. There is a particular focus on the need to understand sensory and emotive aspects of learning in ways that might encourage students to build understanding across difference and connect with diverse people, places and experiences in fundamentally new ways.

Funding

ATLC (Jo Barraket, Robyn Melville, Margaret Scott, Sarah Wright)

Outcomes

Recent publications

Hodge P, Wright S, Barraket J, Scott M, Melville R and Richardson S (2011) Revisiting 'how we learn' in academia: practice-based learning exchanges in three Australian universities, Studies in Higher Education, 36(2), 167-183.

Wright S, Suchet-Pearson S and Lloyd K (2007) An interwoven learning exchange: Transforming research-teaching relationships in the top end, Northern Australia, Geographical Research, 45(2) 150-157

Presentations Include

Barraket J, Carey G, Melville R, Richardson S, Scott M and Wright S (2008) Universities as civic institutions - The impacts of practice-based learning exchange on students, third sector organizations and academic staff. 8th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). Universtat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Community Resources

Barraket J, Melville R, Wright S, Scott M, Richardson S, Carey G, Thornton S and Hodge P (2009) 'Engaging with learning: Understanding the impact of practice based learning exchange', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 47pages