Offshore teaching and learning: an exploratory Singaporean study

Richards, Noel, and Lee-Ross, Darren (2004) Offshore teaching and learning: an exploratory Singaporean study. International Journal of Educational Management, 18 (4). pp. 260-265.

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This study is the first of three which discuss and investigate theprovision and progress of undergraduate business degree programs to an educational provider in Singapore. Building on the work of Hofstede and Gibb, it shows how both models may be integrated for a flexible and enterprising approach to teaching and learning in a cross-cultural context. Drawing on the authors’ recent experiences at the Washington Business School in Singapore, the paper advocates that this approach will yield greater benefits than current methods. It concludes that an effective enterprising approach to teaching and learning is possible, provided a number of key cultural matters are addressed. Further study is recommended to substantiate the propositions of the present paper to evaluate the outcomes of the new approach in the Singaporean cultural/educational context. It is expected that these studies will benefit tertiary educators operating or contemplating entry into Asian markets.

Item ID: 6441
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0951-354X
Keywords: cross cultural studies; higher education; offshore teaching; training
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Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2010 01:05
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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