Transculturality in higher education: Supporting students' experiences through praxis

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One way in which higher education has responded to globalisation and the emergence of transculturality has been to expand its focus on internationalisation at an unprecedented rate. Traditionally this occurred through international students and their contact with local students. A longitudinal case study into the student experience of transculturality in the Erasmus Mundus Transcultural European Outdoor Studies Masters programme found transcultural self-growth and transcultural capabilities of resilience, intelligence and the ability to work through fatigue to be central to their experience. Using Kemmis and Smith’s (2008a) themes related to praxis (doing, morally committed action, reflexivity, connection, concreteness and a process of becoming) this theoretical article explores the place of critical transcultural pedagogical praxis in supporting transcultural learning experiences of higher education students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-60
Number of pages20
JournalLearning and Teaching
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • critical
  • education
  • praxis
  • transcultural
  • higher education
  • internationalisation


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