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Developing learning relationships in intercultural and multi-disciplinary environments: A mixed method investigation of management students’ experiences

Heliot, YingFei; Mittelmeier, Jenna and Rienties, Bart (2019). Developing learning relationships in intercultural and multi-disciplinary environments: A mixed method investigation of management students’ experiences. Studies in Higher Education (Early Access).

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Abstract

In this article, we suggest that competencies in working in intercultural and multidisciplinary environments are part of expected key skills in contemporary organisations. Higher educational institutions across the globe are pressured to contribute to the development of such key skills. Using social identity theory, through social network analysis of 113 postgraduate management students in one UK business school and follow-up focus group interviews (N=16), we have identified three types of learners: Co-National Learners, Bridge-Building Learners, and Cross-National Learners. We argue that developing learning relationships in intercultural and multidisciplinary environments needs to go beyond a cultural-only approach, and the understanding of identity has an important place.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Society for Research into Higher Education
ISSN: 0307-5079
Keywords: Higher education; identity; individual learning; knowledge sharing; cross-cultural
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 60495
Depositing User: Bart Rienties
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 13:53
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 16:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/60495
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