Teaching International Students explores the challenges presented to lecturer and student alike by increased cultural diversity within universities.
Packed with practical advice from experienced practitioners and underpinned by reference to pedagogic theory throughout, topics covered include:
- the issues arising from international students studying alongside ‘home’ students
- the nature of learning and teacher-student relationships
- curriculum and development of teaching skills
- multicultural group work
- postgraduate supervision
- the experience of the international student
Teaching International Students is essential reading. It demonstrates how improved training for teachers and a better understanding of the international student can enhance the experience of both and, ultimately, provide more positive learning environments for international students in the higher education system.
Judith Carroll is a Staff and Educational Developer, Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) at Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. She has extensive experience working in overseas countries and provides staff development on teaching international students to university staff across the United Kingdom. She has published in the area of plagiarism and international students.
Dr Janette Ryan is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Monash University in Australia. She has researched the experiences of staff and students at universities in the United Kingdom and Australia in relation to the teaching and learning needs of international students, and has written extensively in this area.
'This a timely, welcome and effective publication, edited by two of the leading authorities on the subject...[The] collection of essays provides a valuable source of practical advice backed by theory from 14 different contributors of varying experiences and specialisms.' - Educational Developments