How our participants embedded skills into learning

Despite a range of teaching innovations displayed, there was a deficit narrative present through a persistent sense among interviewees that international students were perceived to 'lack' certain skills. Our participants particularly focused on skills for discussion, teamwork, academic writing, understanding plagiarism, and the use of appropriate subject-specific terminology, the absence of which made it difficult … Continue reading How our participants embedded skills into learning

Inclusive and accessible practices in language learning

Carolin Schneiderc.schneider@leeds.ac.uk Class size: n/a Context: tutorials, workshops, student advice sessions, language practice sessions Pedagogy used: Inclusive practice is paramount to all of our interactions with students. How we do this varies on the activity. For example, in extra-curricular activities (designed to increase language fluency) such as Conversation Confidence we choose topics that are related … Continue reading Inclusive and accessible practices in language learning

Academic communication in business, science, or humanities

Louise Kaktiņš louise.kaktins@mq.edu.au Context: Academic Communication in relation to business studies, science or humanities. Students: Mainly Chinese students in the 19 to 23 age bracket. Class size: 25 Format: Tutorial (i.e. small group discussion of less than 10 students) Pedagogy used:Teachers should always keep in mind that international students, especially those just starting studies in … Continue reading Academic communication in business, science, or humanities