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Cultural Stereotyping and Intercultural Communication: Working with Students from the People's Republic of China in the UK
This paper considers the problem of cultural stereotyping in work on intercultural communication. Recent interest in culture in relation to language learning is described, and the problematif theExpand
A Critical Discussion of the ‘New Literacy Studies’
This paper examines ideas which underpin the ‘New Literacy Studies’, including Street’s critique of the ‘autonomous model’ of literacy. Through a re-examination of the work of Scribner and Cole, theExpand
Communication skills training in postgraduate medicine: the development of a new course
It has long been accepted that communication is of central importance in healthcare, and a core aspect of clinical competence. Many educational institutions and Royal Colleges now reflect this andExpand
Team approach to teaching participatory group process involving natural resources and agriculture.
Contemporary issues are defined by people who share diverse and often strongly defended views about the topic. In Oregon, citizens are increasingly being asked or expected to participate in complexExpand
The role of the library in distance learning: A review of UK, North American and Australian literature
This review compares the literature on the role of the library in distance leaming in the UK, North America and Australia. It concludes that, despite a growing body of relevant published material,Expand
Postgraduate Distance Education and Libraries: educational principles versus pragmatic course design
Abstract This paper presents some findings from interviews with course providers concerning their views about the role of the library in postgraduate distance learning. These views are discussed inExpand
Smooth Sailing? Autoethnography of Recreational Travel by a Blind Person
We present an autoethnographic study of an independent blind traveller, Kate. Expand
The use of libraries by postgraduate distance learning students: whose responsibility?
In this paper Neil Bolton, Lorna Unwin and Kate Stephens of the Division of Education, University of Sheffield, UK, highlight the confusion and inconsistency surrounding the provision of library services for distance learning students. Expand