Impacts of the Erasmus Exchange Program on Academicians

Volume 3 - Issue 2
Erdoğan HALAT Nilda HOCAOĞLU
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Abstract:


The aim of this study is to examine the perspectives of academic staff regarding the academic and sociocultural effectiveness of Erasmus Teaching Mobility and Staff Training Mobility programs. There were a total of 113 academicians involved in this study that took place at Afyon Kocatepe University. The researchers used a questionnaire including 25-likert-type statements. After the collection of the data, the researchers employed descriptive statistics and Independent-samples t-test in the analysis of the data. The study showed that most of the participants were very happy with the academic and sociocultural benefits of the Erasmus exchange programs. They expressed that the programs enhanced their motivation to share their teaching experience and knowledge with colleagues and students in other countries. They were also delighted with the cultural exchange. Furthermore, gender was a prominent factor in regards to the effectiveness of these programs on the scholars, favoring a female outlook.

Keywords

  • Erasmus
  • academic effectiveness
  • socio-cultural effectiveness
  • teaching mobility
  • staff training
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