We’d like to introduce you to the senior editors of Innovations in Learning and Teaching: Christine Penman and Monika Foster.

Christine Penman
Christine Penman

Christine Penman: Senior Lecturer, Languages Subject Group Leader

Co-editor Christine Penman has dedicated much of her career to language and multi-modal communication teaching and research. Her theoretical and applied interests are in cultural and cross-cultural aspects of consumption with a particular focus on advertising.  As a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, her research on pedagogical initiatives places an emphasis on the internationalisation of the curriculum.  Her research outputs span these two areas of research interests in the form of national and international publications and conference presentations.

To learn more about Christine Penman, see her staff profile at Edinburgh Napier University’s webpage.

Dr MonikaFoster
Dr Monika Foster

Dr Monika Foster: Associate Professor and Director of Learning and Teaching

Associate Professor and Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy, co-editor Dr Monika Foster has a long history of experience in pedagogical design and research outputs, placing her well in her position as co-editor of Innovations in Learning and Teaching.

Monika’s research interests lie in the linguistic, academic and cultural challenges faced by international students in cross-border education. Her recent research includes a scoping study of international student transitions as part of the QAA Enhancement Theme Transitions, a cross-university qualitative research study on exploring staff perceptions of internationalisation of the curriculum and a Santander funded research project on the motivations of South American students to study in the UK. She has published edited collections and pedagogic books nationally and internationally.

To learn more about Monika Foster, see her staff profile at Edinburgh Napier University’s webpage.

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