Unpacking academic practices: international students in management and education disciplines

Tran, Ly Thi 2008, Unpacking academic practices: international students in management and education disciplines, Higher education research and development, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 245-256, doi: 10.1080/07294360802183804.

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Title Unpacking academic practices: international students in management and education disciplines
Author(s) Tran, Ly ThiORCID iD for Tran, Ly Thi orcid.org/0000-0001-6543-6559
Journal name Higher education research and development
Volume number 27
Issue number 3
Start page 245
End page 256
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-09
ISSN 0729-4360
Keyword(s) academic requirements
academic writing
international students
Summary This paper reports the findings of a qualitative case study that explores how international students in different disciplines struggle to interpret their disciplinary requirements. The study shows the emergence of five main forms of unpacking academic expectations that individual students in the study employed. It will be argued that these international students appear to be active and capable of drawing on various strategies and problem‐solving skills in order to take control of their academic life and enable them to participate in the academic practices of their discipline. The students' experiences also indicate that the interaction and dialogue they establish with their lecturers plays a significant role in their success in the course.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07294360802183804
Field of Research 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055942

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