University Academics Responding and Adjusting to the Increasing Numbers of Cross Cultural and Overseas Students

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Vol: 3, Issue: 2

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Phillips, D J
international students; NESB; difficult experiences; differences in teaching style; Asia; Assessment Styles; Learning Style Differences; Cognitive Style Difference; Pre-university Study Language; Legal Education
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This article draws on material gathered during the conduct of two research projects. The first project investigated the nature of the primary determinants of study success for Indonesian Post Graduate students studying in Australian universities. This project was sponsored by the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau (AIDAB). The second study entitled Research into the Professional Development of Tertiary Teaching for Academics: With Special Reference to Cross Cultural and Overseas Student Interaction, investigates the nature of the reaction of academics to the increasing number of cross cultural and overseas students attending their courses. This project, was funded by the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET). The article draws on the data gathered in the above studies and explores the nature of the change which has occurred in the student body of Australian universities and suggests the reasons why many academics are modifying the way they teach students.