In this webinar series, hosted by Dr Luz Longsworth, The University of the West Indies and Dr Dan Davies, University of Bath, leading academics from the International Centre for Higher Education Management will be exploring key issues in higher education management.
The events are open to all and will be of particular relevance to those working in higher education management.
The one-hour webinars will take place on Zoom. Speakers will give a 30-45 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes of moderated Q&A. Questions will be selected by the moderator from those submitted via Zoom chat.
Enhancing Teaching in the International Context: the Role of Cultural Capital
- Wednesday 2 December 2pm GMT / 9am JA time/ 10am EC time
- Prof Rajani Naidoo, University of Bath, International Centre for Higher Education Management
Pierre Bourdieu, a French sociologist, developed the idea of cultural capital to explain why universities proclaim equal opportunities for all and yet poor and disadvantaged students continue to be unsuccessful. His research indicated that the culture that is implicitly valued in higher education is very close to the most powerful groups in society. Students from such groups therefore enter higher education with a significant advantage; while for academically talented students from disadvantaged groups, groups, or indeed international students from disadvantaged situations when compared to the nationals of the host country, universities remain alien places that are difficult to negotiate. This presentation focusses on the importance of understanding how cultural capital works in our universities; and how we as lecturers and managers can use such insights to enhance learning and teaching in higher education and the student experience.