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International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique

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Robertson, ME and Line, MA and Jones, SM and Thomas, SL, International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique, Higher Education Research and Development, 19, (1) pp. 89-102. ISSN 0729-4360 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/07294360050020499

Abstract

While there are a number of reports on problems faced by international students in Australia, there is little information on the perceptions of such students relative to those of the academic staff teaching them. Using the Delphi technique, whereby problems identified are narrowed by consensus, a study conducted at one Australian university highlighted some expected and some unexpected outcomes. Difficulty understanding colloquial language, cost of tuition and feelings of isolation ranked highest amongst the problems cited by international students. Academic staff were critical of their own speed of lecturing, as well as international students' poor writing and critical thinking skills. © 2000, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Education and Training Systems
Objective Field:Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Robertson, ME (Professor Margaret Robertson)
UTAS Author:Line, MA (Dr Martin Line)
UTAS Author:Jones, SM (Professor Susan Jones)
UTAS Author:Thomas, SL (Dr Sharon Thomas)
ID Code:19270
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-06-12
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