Academic practice as explanatory framework : reconceptualising international student academic engagement and university teaching
Kettle, Margaret A. (2011) Academic practice as explanatory framework : reconceptualising international student academic engagement and university teaching. Discourse : Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 32(1), pp. 1-14.
This paper joins growing interest in the concept of practice, and uses it to reconceptualise international student engagement with the demands of study at an Australian university. Practice foregrounds institutional structures and student agency and brings together psychologically- and socially-oriented perspectives on international student learning approaches. Utilising discourse theory, practice is defined as habitual and individual instances of socially-contextualised configurations of elements such as actions and interactions, roles and relations, identities, objects, values, and language. In the university context, academic practice highlights the institutionally-sanctioned ways of knowing, doing and being that constitute academic tasks. The concept is applied here to six international students’ ‘readings’ of and strategic responses to academic work in a Master of Education course. It is argued that academic practice provides a comprehensive framework for explaining the interface between university academic requirements and international student learning, and the crucial role that teaching has in facilitating the experience.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||academic practice, international students, higher education, English as a second language (ESL), language learning strategies, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Routledge Taylor and Francis|
|Deposited On:||28 Jan 2011 08:28|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:10|
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