Finding common ground: use of a geographically-framed landscape template as an integrating platform for an international education initiative

Gary Brierley*, Xilai Li, Youming Qiao, He Qing Huang, Zhaoyin Wang

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Abstract

This situated case study outlines how a place-based landscape template provided an integrative platform for the environmental arm of a cross-disciplinary international education initiative, the Three Brothers Project, wherein geographers at the University of Auckland worked alongside engineers at Tsinghua University in Beijing to support collaborative research with grassland and agricultural scientists at Qinghai University in western China. These collaborative efforts built upon strategic leadership at government and university level, an appropriate resource base and engaged practitioners who developed and embedded research opportunities that built upon a shared commitment to research on environmental values in the source zone of the Yellow River. We highlight how a landscape framing brought together divergent mindsets, methodologies and practices in this collaborative research, providing an effective platform to share experiences, discuss perspectives and develop research outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-43
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Volume42
Issue number1
Early online date12 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • environmental management
  • environmental science
  • International cooperation in higher education
  • landscape
  • partnership

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