Balancing the local and global: A review of teaching and learning literature from Colombia

Alison Kay Reedy, María Lucía Guerrero Farías

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    Abstract

    This paper presents a systematic review of the extent and nature of teaching and learning research in Colombia. The study identified that teaching and learning research is growing but is unevenly spread amongst a small number of Colombian private and public universities. The quantity of learning and teaching research emerging from a small number of institutions is linked to the presence of education development centres that support the research and dissemination of teaching innovation. The dominance of research related to technology innovation reflects the purpose of these centres. The teaching and learning research literature emerging from these universities reflects global educational themes but contains little of the issues and challenges related to diversity, inequality, and other social, political and economic realities that situates higher education research within local contexts. This study concludes that a critical approach to teaching and learning research is needed to balance the local with the global in teaching and learning research in Colombia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’19)
    Subtitle of host publicationUniversitat Polit`ecnica de Val`encia
    Place of PublicationValencia
    Pages405-413
    Number of pages9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances - Universitat Politecnica de València, Valencia, Spain
    Duration: 25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 5th

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances
    Abbreviated titleHEAd'19
    CountrySpain
    CityValencia
    Period25/06/1928/06/19

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    Reedy, A. K., & Guerrero Farías, M. L. (2019). Balancing the local and global: A review of teaching and learning literature from Colombia. In Proceedings 5th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’19) : Universitat Polit`ecnica de Val`encia (pp. 405-413). https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd19.2019.9311