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This chapter looks at the theme of internationalization in Higher Education from the perspective of North-South cross-cultural collaboration and research capacity building. It draws on our experience of a collaboration, which was directed towards strengthening teaching of research methods to postgraduate students. The project demonstrated how North-South research partnerships in Higher Education can create new possibilities for epistemology and pedagogy. In the Southern university, the dominance of an over-specified ‘scientific’ epistemology was challenged. In the Northern institution, pedagogic relations between academic staff and international research students were challenged. Dialogue over the nature of educational research and acceptable/legitimate forms of knowledge within North-South collaborations can be uncomfortable, as contestations and disagreements are surfaced. We argue for mindfulness of influence of colonial heritage and of a global contemporary context where “big science” approaches to research have a growing influence on modes of international collaboration.
|Title of host publication||Internationalization of higher education and global mobility|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||71|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Oxford Studies in Comparative Education|
Barrett, AM., Crossley, M. W., & Fon, P. T. (2014). North-South research partnerships in higher education: perspectives from South and North. In B. Streitwieser (Ed.), Internationalization of higher education and global mobility (pp. 59). (Oxford Studies in Comparative Education; Vol. 23, No. 2). Symposium Books. http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/bookdetails/87/