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Multi-dimensional Transitions of International Students to Higher Education

1st Edition

Edited by Divya Jindal-Snape, Bart Rienties


290 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

Divya Jindal-Snape isthe foundingDirector 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.

About the Series

New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction

New Perspectives on Learning and Instruction is published by Routledge in conjunction with EARLI (European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction). The series publishes cutting edge international research focusing on all aspects of learning and instruction in both traditional and non-traditional educational settings. Titles published within the series take a broad and innovative approach to topical areas of research, are written by leading international researchers and are aimed at a research and post-graduate student audience.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Educational Psychology