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Researching the experience of international students

Hughes, Hilary E. (2004) Researching the experience of international students. In Danaher, P.A., Macpherson, C., Nouwens, F., & Orr, D. (Eds.) 3rd. International Lifelong Learning Conference: Whose responsibility and what is your contribution?, 13-16 June 2004, Yeppoon, Queensland.

Abstract

Research into the experience of international students presents a variety of challenges and lifelong learning opportunities, but scarce information is available on designing and conducting projects with this population. This paper focuses on higher education international students in Australia. It draws on cross-cultural research literature, plus the author’s research experience and anecdotal observations of students completing 2 Rodski library surveys. It emphasises the need for cross-cultural and second-language awareness throughout the research process and offers strategies for overcoming difficulties. It demonstrates the teaching and learning benefits that can flow from culturally sensitive project design and data collection.

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ID Code: 2220
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: international students, international education, online information, library users, online resources, information literacy, cross, cultural, cultural diversity, linguistic diversity, teaching and learning, research, higher education, Australia, HERN
ISBN: 187667475X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:27

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