A case study of pedagogical responses to internationalisation at a faith-based secondary school in Australia

Hattingh, Sherene Jane (2013) A case study of pedagogical responses to internationalisation at a faith-based secondary school in Australia. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This case study investigated pedagogical responses to internationalisation by a faith-based secondary school in Australia. Using social constructivism as the theoretical framework the study examined teaching and learning for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Data generated through questionnaires, focus groups, individual interviews and document archives were analysed and interpreted using thematic analysis. The findings showed that teachers believed themselves to be ill-equipped to teach international students. Their concerns centred on a lack of explicit pedagogical, cultural and linguistic knowledge to help the students acculturate and learn. Recommendations include the dissemination of school policies to teachers, intentional staff collaboration and professional development to address the teachers’ needs for internationalisation.

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ID Code: 62443
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Kettle, Margaret & Lunn, Joanne
Keywords: Internationalisation, international students, second-language learners, cross cultural competency, culture of inclusion, academic acculturation
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2013 06:59
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 14:44

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