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Using language and culture to construct group work in higher education

Melles, Gavin 2003, Using language and culture to construct group work in higher education, in Learning for an unknown future : annual international HERDSA conference : 6-9 July 2003, HERDSA, Milperra, N.S.W., pp. 1-10.

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Title Using language and culture to construct group work in higher education
Author(s) Melles, Gavin
Conference name Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Conference (2003 : Christchurch, N.Z.)
Conference location University of Otago, New Zealand
Conference dates 6 - 9 July 2003
Title of proceedings Learning for an unknown future : annual international HERDSA conference : 6-9 July 2003
Editor(s) Bond, Carol
Bright, Philippa
Publication date 2003
Series Research and development in higher education ; v. 26
Start page 1
End page 10
Publisher HERDSA
Place of publication Milperra, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) groups
culture
Asian students
qualitative research
Summary Second language students’ experiences of group work is not often transparent in evaluation studies although the multicultural nature of the student population in Australasia would suggest that culture and language should be on the research agenda. Culture and language is used in the higher education literature to mark out the Asian learner as different and problematic although such cultural models and stereotypes have been the subject of some criticism in recent years. Through semi-structured qualitative interviewing in focus group interviews with 19 South East Asian students I explore the ways language and culture intervene to structure these students’ experiences.
ISBN 0908557566
ISSN 1441-001X
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, Gavin Melles
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005033

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Social and International Studies
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