1st Edition

Teaching International Students Improving Learning for All

Edited By Jude Carroll, Janette Ryan Copyright 2005
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    INTRODUCTION ‘Canaries in the coalmine’: International students in Western universities, Dr. Janette Ryan and Ms. Jude Carroll SECTION ONE: CULTURAL MIGRATION AND LEARNING Maximising international students’ ‘cultural capital’, Dr. Janette Ryan and Dr. Susan Hellmundt, Gathering cultural knowledge: Useful or use with care?, Professor Kam Louie, Strategies for becoming more explicit, Ms. Jude Carroll, ‘Lightening the load’: teaching in English, learning in English, Ms. Jude Carroll SECTION TWO: METHODOLOGIES AND PEDAGOGIES Building intercultural competencies: Implications for academic skills development, Dr. Patricia McLean and Ms. Laurie Ransom, Writing in the International Classroom, Ms. Diane Schmitt, Fostering intercultural learning through multicultural group work, Mr. Glauco deVita, Multicultural groups for discipline-specific tasks: can a new approach be more effective?, Ms Jude Carroll, Improving teaching and learning practices for international students: Implications for curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, Dr. Janette Ryan, Postgraduate supervision,Dr. Janette Ryan SECTION THREE :INTERNATIONALISING THE CURRICULUM Internationalisation of curriculum: An institutional approach, Professor Graham Webb, Internationalisation of the curriculum: teaching and learning, Dr. Betty Leask, Postgraduate research: the benefits for institutions, supervisors and students of working across and between cultures, Associate Professor James Sillitoe, Ms. Janis Webb and Ms. Christabel Ming Zhang, Collaborating and co-learning: sharing the message on teaching international students within institutions, Ms Lee Dunn and Ms. Jude Carroll, The student experience: challenges and rewards, Dr. Janette Ryan


    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