1st Edition

Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education

Edited By Divya Jindal-Snape, Bart Rienties Copyright 2016
    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    310 Pages
    by Routledge

    International students experience multiple and multi-dimensional educational and life transitions: moving to a new country, moving to a new educational system and moving to higher educational degree programmes. Within these transitions, they experience differences in the social and organisational cultures, languages, and interpersonal expectations, realities and relationships. Their transitions also lead to, and interact with, transitions of professionals, home students and their families.

    Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education provides up-to-date literature, research and theoretical constructs that underpin international students’ transitions to Higher Education. This book will help you to understand the opportunities, issues, social-emotional-psychological dimensions and evidence-based interventions that are vital to support an individual through these educational and life transitions. Split into four sections, topics include:

    • Theoretical Underpinning
    • Research in Different Contexts
    • Impact of Educational Practice and Social Systems
    • Interventions and Strategies Used to Enhance International Students’ Affective, Behavioural and Cognitive Transition Experiences

    This book is essential reading for professionals, students and policy makers and provides significant research insights to academics and researchers in the area of education, psychology and sociology.

    1. Understanding multiple and multi-dimensional transitions of international higher education students: Setting the scene  2. Parallel Lives? Predicting and Enhancing Connectedness between International and Domestic Students  3. Need for Cognitive Closure and Acculturation of International Students: Recent Findings and Implications  4. A Social Network perspective on ABC of international and host-national students  5. Internationalisation and student identification - changing times  6. "It’s about your journey, it’s not about uni": Chinese international students learning outside the university  7. Approaches to studying among international students from China  8. Cultural and Academic Adjustment of International Students in China: A Social Network Perspective  9. The Multicultural Experience? ‘Cultural Cliques’ and the International Student Community  10. Adapting Together: Chinese Student Experience and Acceptance at an American University  11. Teacher cognition and action in the design and implementation of intercultural group assessment in higher education  12. Adaptive and maladaptive emotions, behaviours and cognitions in the transition to university: The experience of international full degree students  13. Cultivating learning and social interaction in an international classroom through small group work; a quasi-experimental study  14. The transition processes of Erasmus students: Motivation, Social Networks and academic performance  15. Multiple and Multi-Dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education: A way forward


    Divya Jindal-Snape is the founding Director of the Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre and a professor of education, inclusion and life transitions at the University of Dundee, UK. She has published extensively in the field of educational (across all educational stages) and life transitions and has collaborated with academics from several disciplines nationally and internationally.

    Bart Rienties is a reader in learning analytics at the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at the Open University, UK. He is Programme Director of Learning Analytics within IET, Chair of the Student Experience Project Analytics4Action group and Associate Director of the Transformative Change: Educational and Life Transitions (TCELT) Research Centre, UK.