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Going bush: International student perspectives on teaching and learning at a rural university campus


Eisman, J and Edgeworth, K and Yuling, L, Going bush: International student perspectives on teaching and learning at a rural university campus, Bright ideas and evolving evidence: Proceedings of the 2005 Charles Sturt University Learning and Teaching Conference, 28-29 September 2005, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, pp. 37-44. (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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While there is a significant body of literature concerned with the experience of international students arriving to study in Australia, very little of this research addresses the issue of overseas studentsí transition to life and study in rural areas. What issues do international students face when they arrive in rural Australia, and how is their experience different to that of their metropolitan counterparts? This paper draws on data from in-depth interviews with non-English speaking background students from Asia, Europe and the Middle East to identify the sorrows and successes of international students arriving to study at The University of Sydney, Orange campus (now a campus of Charles Sturt University). It explores how diversity, language, academic expectations and student dynamics work in combination to construct learning experiences at a small rural learning institution.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:internationalisation; rural education; higher education; cultural diversity; international students
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Comparative and cross-cultural education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:Edgeworth, K (Dr Kathryn Edgeworth)
ID Code:103769
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-10-27
Last Modified:2017-01-18

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