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Understanding the International Student Experience

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 184
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Universities into the 21st Century

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15 February 2010

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Presents a contemporary approach to the experience of international students in Higher Education. Using empirical and qualitative data, the book explores their social and cultural context and its impact on their learning...

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Presents a contemporary approach to the experience of international students in Higher Education. Using empirical and qualitative data, the book explores their social and cultural context and its impact on their learning experience.

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Gives a studentled view of the experience of international students and gives internationalization a 'human face'
Presents a positive picture of the involvement of international students in HE
Is based on recent empirical data that provides an insight into the informal learning experience of international students
Discusses approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that might respond to social and cultural diversity

Preface
PART I: THE CONTEXT: Culture in Higher Education; Research on the International Student Experience: A Cultural Landscape
PART II: THE RESEARCH: Student Voices, Student Lives: International Students in Context; International Student Networks: A Community of Practice?; International Students and Home Students: Worlds Apart?; Preparing for Life in a Global Community?; Concluding Comments to the Research
PART III: DISCUSSION: Paths Towards an International Experience for All: The Criticality of Discourse, Context and Internationalization at Home
Postscript
Appendix i
Appendix ii
List of References
Index.
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CATHERINE MONTGOMERY is Associate Director for Research in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Northumbria University. She has taught in Higher Education for 20 years, most recently in the field of Sociolinguistics, and her research interests centre on the social and cultural context of student learning.

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CATHERINE MONTGOMERY is Associate Director for Research in the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Northumbria University. She has taught in Higher Education for 20 years, most recently in the field of Sociolinguistics, and her research interests centre on the social and cultural context of student learning.

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