Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education

Author: Tavares, Vander

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799850311

Category: Education

Page: 404

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Canada has become one of the most popular destinations for international students at the higher education level. A number of complex factors and trends, both in Canada and globally, have contributed to the emergence of Canada as a destination for international higher education. However, more research is still needed to better understand the experiences of international students in Canada considering the rapid growth in numbers as well as the social, political, and linguistic singularity of Canada as a destination. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education is an essential scholarly publication that explores international students' experiences in Canadian colleges and universities. It seeks to explore the various factors, aspects, challenges, and successes that characterize the international student experience in Canadian higher education from the perspective of international students and the academic communities to which they belong. Featuring a wide range of topics such as information literacy, professional development, and experiential learning, this book is ideal for academicians, instructors, researchers, policymakers, curriculum designers, and students.

International Students in Higher Education

International Students in Higher Education

Author: Vander Tavares

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793641120

Category: Education

Page: 228

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This book sheds light on lived experience, identity construction, and language acquisition in presenting the portraits of four multilingual international students and of their university. It approaches the students’ experiences from a critical and holistic perspective that showcases experiences of challenge, resilience, and success.

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 2019 Vol 4. No. 1

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education, 2019 Vol 4. No. 1

Author: Shyam Sharma

Publisher: OJED/STAR

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 154

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The International Journal of Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Higher Education (Print ISSN 2474-2546 & Online ISSN 2474-2554) is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal that seeks to create conversations about education—especially the policy, practice, and research on teaching and learning—among scholars across the academic disciplines and across national and cultural borders. www.ojed.org/jimphe DOI: https://doi.org/10.32674/jimphe.v4i1

International Student Support and Engagement in Higher Education

International Student Support and Engagement in Higher Education

Author: Mutiara Mohamad

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000827125

Category: Education

Page: 255

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International Student Support and Engagement in Higher Education examines innovative practices in campus, academic, and professional support services which serve the various and unique needs of international students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees. Divided into three sections pertaining to campus, academic and professional support services, the authors present case studies and original research that examine strategies for how institutions of higher education can operate to promote international student success beyond the classroom. The international range of contributors showcase research from across Canada, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Senegal, Thailand and the US. Foregrounding support services with innovative and successful methods for collaborating with one another, the book crucially addresses how the myriad support services available on campuses can work together to support international students and foster a sense of belonging and connection, rather than maintaining a focus on acculturation. It examines the origins of these partnerships, asking whether the services are designed to support the international student community specifically, or to serve the student population more generally. Identifying new emerging trends and with a view to establishing a broad and global context for best practices in international student support, this book will appeal to faculty, researchers, scholars, and scholar-practitioners with interests in higher education, student support services and international and comparative education.

Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19

Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19

Author: Roy Y. Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000426816

Category: Education

Page: 266

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This timely volume documents the immediate, global impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on teaching and learning in higher education. Focusing on student and faculty experiences of online and distance education, the text provides reflections on novel initiatives, unexpected challenges, and lessons learned. Responding to the urgent need to better understand online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, this book investigates how the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) impacted students, faculty, and staff experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown. Chapters initially look at the challenges faced by universities and educators in their attempts to overcome the practical difficulties involved in developing effective online programming and pedagogy. The text then builds on these insights to highlight student experiences and consider issues of social connection and inequality. Finally, the volume looks forward to asking what lessons COVID-19 can offer for the future development of online and distance learning in higher education. This engaging volume will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in online teaching and eLearning, curriculum design, and more, specifically those involved with the digitalization of higher education. The text will also support further discussion and reflection around pedagogical transformation, international teaching and learning, and educational policy more broadly.

Handbook of Research on Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students

Handbook of Research on Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students

Author: Smith, Clayton

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799889236

Category: Education

Page: 471

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As the world moves toward an integrated global society, it is essential for teachers to understand the potential cultural and linguistic differences present in students. Many classrooms have accidentally made themselves exclusionary through rigid instruction. Teaching strategies must be flexible to cater to a diverse range of students. By catering to a wider range of students, the education system grows more inclusive, and a higher volume of educated citizens are produced. The Handbook of Research on Teaching Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse International Students explores the promising practices for teaching linguistically and culturally diverse international students within post-secondary educational institutions. This book presents student voice as it relates to student satisfaction and student perceptions of learning. Covering topics such as learning technology integration, student engagement, and instruction planning, it is an essential resource for faculty of higher education, university administration, preservice teachers, academicians, and researchers.

Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories

Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories

Author: Hanc?-Azizoglu, Eda Ba?ak

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668437407

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Storytelling is an ideal avenue for language learners to share their experiences and journeys and find a sense of identity. Everyone who has learned an additional language has a story to tell, but there is a unique type of autoethnographic and linguistic story that can be read in scholarly platforms. Autoethnographic Perspectives on Multilingual Life Stories presents the life stories of multilingual people and their experiences by using autoethnography as a research method. It proposes narrative as an autobiographical research method that provides the technique and opportunity to express how transnationals construct their identities in foreign and new contexts through partial or full life stories. Covering topics such as identity, life stories, and self-discovery, this reference work is ideal for academicians, researchers, scholars, practitioners, instructors, and students.

Enhancing Teaching and Learning With Socratic Educational Strategies: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Enhancing Teaching and Learning With Socratic Educational Strategies: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Giuseffi, Frank G.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799871743

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Traditionally understood as an ancient teaching method conceived by the philosopher Socrates, scholars in education have boldly explored the definitions, philosophical underpinnings, assumptions, and uses of Socratic dialogue in various learning situations and educational settings. Despite its ancient origins, the Socratic Method has an impact on contemporary leadership, critical thinking skills, e-learning, adult education, and social-emotional learning. Enhancing Teaching and Learning With Socratic Educational Strategies: Emerging Research and Opportunities presents scholarly work, philosophical investigations, educational claims, and the latest empirical research on the process and outcome of the Socratic Method in educational contexts. It delves deeply into the instructional strategy uncovering its practical impact in educational contexts and its philosophical and societal consequences in the modern world. Covering topics such as female voice, maieutic instruction, and teacher preparation, this book is an essential resource for philosophers, educational administration, educators, researchers, pre-service teachers, academicians, and government programs.

Higher Education Challenges in South-East Asia

Higher Education Challenges in South-East Asia

Author: Kahl, Christian

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799844907

Category: Education

Page: 293

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Over the last decade, many local students have preferred to study overseas. This has caused governments to announce the creation of programs and developments in the higher education sector to upgrade South-East Asia to a leading education hub. Moreover, many governments declared that they would work on the insurance of learning to increase the quality of the degrees and the teaching itself. This has led many to question the results of these declarations. Higher Education Challenges in South-East Asia provides an overview of what has been happening over the last ten years in higher education in South-East Asia. It also works to solve the challenges in modern education such as the impacts of digitalization, globalization, and Generation Y and Z learning styles. Covering topics that include globalization, educational technologies, and comparative teaching, this book impacts academic institutions, policymakers, government officials, university and college administrators and leaders, academicians, researchers, and students.

Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Drenner, Karla L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799868095

Category: Religion

Page: 353

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In recent years, state legislatures in the United States have been transformed based on the social identities of their membership. At its most fundamental level, the debate over LGBTQ rights always has been a debate over the right of LGBTQ people to exist. While the role faith plays in legislative decision making is rooted within government functions, careful examination and change must be conducted to protect the humanity of those at risk through these influences. Faith-Based Influences on Legislative Decision Making: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores the balance between religious freedoms of legislators and the human rights of members of the LGBTQ community. Examining the politics and institutional forces brought to bear on LGBTQ claims for visibility, recognition, and dignity, this book is organized into three sections, each of which uses a distinct institutional lens—historical, legal, and religious. The author attempts to demonstrate that while the clash of cultures between these groups is real, it is not simple. The faith worldviews of each share common structural features but often reach extremely different conclusions. Covering topics such as marriage equality, religious liberty, and court cases, this book is an essential resource for students and educators in political science, policymakers, legislators, historians, sociologists, researchers, universities, administrations, community leaders, and academicians.

Preparing Globally Competent Professionals and Leaders for Innovation and Sustainability

Preparing Globally Competent Professionals and Leaders for Innovation and Sustainability

Author: Guo-Brennan, Linyuan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781668445297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

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The personal and organizational struggles and accomplishments revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic highlight that innovation is the defining trait of individuals and organizations that thrive in the 21st century. The global health crisis not only accelerated the global geopolitical tensions and disrupted organizations in all sectors, but confirmed the importance of preparing globally competent citizens, professionals, and learners who can effectively respond to the economic, environmental, and digital transformations in the 21st century through lifelong learning and professional development. Leaders today need to not only understand the financial, operational, sociocultural, and historical contexts of regional, national, and global systems, but also to build effective partnerships and trusting relationships with all stakeholders in effective policymaking, fostering an organizational culture that supports innovation and managing risks. Preparing Globally Competent Professionals and Leaders for Innovation and Sustainability is centered on international higher education’s role for the global common good. It critically examines the need for globally competent citizens, professionals, and leaders in the 21st century and higher education’s role in the global common good for a sustainable world. The book presents an evidence-based interdisciplinary framework and promising strategies to allow all learners to develop global citizenship and global leadership while addressing the need to prepare human capital for the global knowledge economy and digital transformation of the 21st century. Covering topics such as accessible education, international higher education, and organizational innovation, this premier reference source is an excellent resource for organizational leaders, executives, faculty and administration of higher education, government officials, human resource managers, industry professionals, researchers, academicians, and students.

Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Zhou, Chunfang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799835295

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Chinese universities are striving to integrate new educational elements such as student-centered learning, group learning, active learning, and learning by doing into current traditional curriculum systems for creativity development among young generations. However, the concept of creativity by its very nature is a complex term of many perspectives. It is necessary to clarify what creativity is, how creativity can be fostered in learning environments, and what universities should do in order to foster creative young talents. Introducing Problem-Based Learning (PBL) for Creativity and Innovation in Chinese Universities: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a critical scholarly resource that provides a multidimensional understanding on both challenges and opportunities of fostering creativity and PBL in Chinese universities and particularly discusses this implementation in a Chinese cultural context. Though related to a Chinese cultural context, the book can inspire other universities in other cultures, particularly in Asian areas, to learn why PBL is a potential strategy for creativity development and to rethink how to facilitate the innovation capability of universities in the future. Featuring a wide range of topics such as course design, educational technology, and curriculum development, this book is ideal for education professionals, academicians, teaching professors, researchers, administrators, and students.