International Students, Learning Environments and Perceptions: a case study using the Delphi technique
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-23, 11:04 authored by ME Robertson, MA Line, Susan JonesSusan Jones, Sharon ThomasSharon Thomas
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. Â© 2000, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Publication titleHigher Education Research & Development
Department/SchoolBiological Sciences, Education, Agriculture and Food Systems
PublisherCarafax Publishing Limited
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