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How international students’ attitudes and orientations towards cultural differences and multiculturalism affect their engagement with learning

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Edilson ArenasEdilson Arenas
There is a cluster of research in international education suggesting that the resulting quality of learning and engagement of international students is closely linked to their attitudes and orientations towards cultural differences and multiculturalism. In this paper, I provide further empirical evidence on this specific issue, particularly in the way it affects students’ learning outcomes. A culturally diverse sample comprising 18 students from nine countries of origin where interviewed and their learning behaviours observed during a semester term at two qualitatively different Australian universities. The findings show fresh arguments about social and cultural issues that currently affect international students’ learning journey and what it implies in terms of the type and complexity of support that they might need.

History

Editor

Ata A; Kostogriz A

Parent Title

International education and cultural-linguistic experiences of international students in Australia

Start Page

43

End Page

57

Number of Pages

15

ISBN-13

9781922117465

Publisher

Australian Academic Press

Place of Publication

Samford Valley, QLD

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Not affiliated to a Research Institute; School of Engineering and Technology (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

15