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‘Responsibility in mobility’: international students and social responsibility

Tran, Ly Thi and Vu, Thao Thi Phuong 2016, ‘Responsibility in mobility’: international students and social responsibility, Globalisation, societies and education, In Press, pp. 1-15, doi: 10.1080/14767724.2016.1195729.

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Title ‘Responsibility in mobility’: international students and social responsibility
Author(s) Tran, Ly Thi
Vu, Thao Thi Phuong
Journal name Globalisation, societies and education
Season In Press
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-06-20
ISSN 1476-7724
1476-7732
Keyword(s) international students
international education
student mobility
social responsibility
Summary Enhancing the educational experience and social connectedness for international students is the responsibility of different involved parties among whom international students themselves and host institutions play a key role. However, the question of how the condition of cross-border mobility has shaped and re-shaped international students’ responsibility towards the home and host country and other social relationships that have been formed via their mobility experiences is often neglected. This paper examines the social nature of international students’ responsibility. It is derived from a research project funded by the Australian Research Council that includes fieldwork and semi-structured interviews with 155 staff and international students from 25 institutions in Australia over 4 years. Using positioning theory as a conceptual framework, the study shows that it is important to take into account the tangible aspects of transnational mobility in understanding international student responsibility rather than merely locating their responsibility in simple cultural, personal or institutional parameters. The study suggests the important roles of host institutions and community in creating conducive conditions and opportunities for international students to exercise responsibility as social members and intercultural learners. Enhancing student social responsibility and capacity for enacting responsibility is essential for nurturing meaningful transnational citizenship.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/14767724.2016.1195729
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Education
1608 Sociology
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Grant ID DP0986590
Copyright notice ©2016, Informa UK
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30084816

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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