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Remaking Area Studies – Teaching and Learning across Asia and the Pacific - Hawaii Scholarship Online
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Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning across Asia and the Pacific

Terence Wesley-Smith and Jon Goss

Abstract

This book identifies the challenges facing area studies as an organized intellectual project in this era of globalization, focusing in particular on conceptual issues and implications for pedagogical practice in Asia and the Pacific. The crisis in area studies is widely acknowledged; various prescriptions for solutions have been forthcoming, but few have also pursued practical applications of critical ideas for both teachers and students. The book not only makes the case for more culturally sensitive and empowering forms of area studies, but indicates how these ideas can be translated into eff ... More

Keywords: area studies, learning communities, area-making practice, pedagogical practice, Japan, Pacific Islands, online teaching, learning initiatives, collaborative learning, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780824833213
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824833213.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence Wesley-Smith, editor
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Jon Goss, editor

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