The critical meets the cultural : International students’ responses to critical, dialogic postgraduate education in a Western university

Kettle, Margaret & Luke, Allan (2013) The critical meets the cultural : International students’ responses to critical, dialogic postgraduate education in a Western university. In Slovic, Sylvia & Blythman, Margo (Eds.) International Students Negotiating Higher Education : Critical Perspectives. Routledge, pp. 104-123.

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Abstract

What happens when international students encounter critical, dialogic approaches to postgraduate education in a Western university? This chapter works with the narrative accounts of two students from Asian countries about their varied experiences of and responses to critically-oriented, interactive, English-medium study in a Master of Education course in Australia. Beginning from researcher standpoint, it tables the students’ stories of cultural, academic, linguistic and personal border crossings, and their ‘readings’ of course demands prioritising critical analysis, dialogic exchange and problem-solving. Their responses raise ongoing, unresolved epistemological and experiential issues about the cross-cultural and transnational relevance and value of Western/Eurocentric ‘critical’ education.

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ID Code: 40160
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: international students, higher education, critical education, English as a second language (ESL), dialogic teaching approaches, HERN
ISBN: 9780415614702
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 > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2011 00:43
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 06:59

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