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How to enhance international and domestic students’ interaction? A case study of the design and development of an international business module

Liu, L and Sibley, S (2014) 'How to enhance international and domestic students’ interaction? A case study of the design and development of an international business module.' In: Orme, M, ed. Supporting internationalisation through languages and culture in the twenty-first-century university. Intercultural Studies and Foreign Language Learning (ISFLL) (15). Peter Lang AG, Oxford, pp. 125-140. ISBN 9783034309806

Abstract

When many educationists argue the importance of the interaction between international students and domestic students to achieve better learning outcomes for both sides, the researchers observe that, due to cultural, language and other issues, international students tend to keep themselves in the community of their fellow countrymen on and off campus. Domestic students are observed to have similar behaviour. These research aims to identify and practice the strategies to encourage both international students and domestic students to better engage. Taking an International Business module as a case study, this research identifies the strategies to be used to design and deliver classes that better help international students and domestic students to interact. This research finds and argues that with the understanding and preparation through the course design and delivery, the international students could be more confident and more comfortable when joining the domestic students. Positive relationships between international students and domestic students are identified both within and outside the classroom, which potentially enhance their learning experience and learning outcomes for both sides.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Keywords: course design, international students engagement, internationalisation
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 15:55
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:11
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