Lecturers' experiences of participating in an international exchange.


Globalization is a trend in higher education and is judged to be essential to quality; however, there is a lack of publications on the outcome of lecturers' exchange. The aim of this study was to describe lecturers' experiences of participating in an international exchange. Twenty-six lecturers who had taken part in an exchange were invited to participate through writing a narrative. Data was analyzed with a qualitative method, and five categories emerged: Preparation and timing, challenges in teaching, demanding but worthwhile, broadening perspective and expanding network. The overall result showed that participating lecturers judged their international exchange to be a positive experience that had resulted in personal as well as professional development. However, a successful exchange requires planning, support and an open mind from all involved lecturers and institutions.

DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.10.018

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@article{Enskr2011LecturersEO, title={Lecturers' experiences of participating in an international exchange.}, author={Karin Ensk{\"a}r and Inez A K Johansson and Gunilla Ljusegren and Ingrid A H Wid{\"a}ng}, journal={Nurse education today}, year={2011}, volume={31 6}, pages={541-6} }