International students’ experiences of informed learning : a pedagogical case study

Hughes, Hilary E. & Bruce, Christine S. (2013) International students’ experiences of informed learning : a pedagogical case study. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 8(2), pp. 106-119.

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This case study explores the theory and practice of informed learning (Bruce, 2008) in a culturally diverse higher education context. It presents research findings about learning and teaching in a postgraduate unit of study entitled Personalised Language Development, an elective in the Master of TESOL and TEFL programs at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). This unit aims to enable international students to extend their disciplinary knowledge of English language teaching, their academic and linguistic fluency and awareness of their own information using processes. The paper outlines the case study research approach; describes the design and implementation of the unit; demonstrates how informed learning principles and characteristics underpin the unit design; presents findings about the international students’ experiences of informed learning through their reflections; and finally the paper discusses the implications of the findings for educators, including the potential transferability of informed learning across higher education disciplines.

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ID Code: 61497
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special journal issue entitled: Quality Pedagogies for Quality Learning in Contemporary Higher Education
Keywords: International students, Informed learning, Pedagogy, Learning experience, TESOL, TEFL, Higher education, Academic skills, Information literacy, English language learning, HERN, Children & Youth Research Centre
DOI: 10.5172/ijpl.2013.8.2.106
ISSN: 1833-4105
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Research Centres > Higher Education Research Network
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 eContent Management Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2013 22:29
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 05:09

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