International Students: A Wasted Resource?

By Robyn Thomas.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

What do local students learn from their contact with the international students who share their lectures and tutorials?

Keywords: Internationalisation at Home, International Students, International Curriculum

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp.113-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 864.503KB).

Robyn Thomas

Robyn Thomas has worked as a language and academic skills adviser for 24 years and has taught in industry and community classes, as well as working with Technical and Further Education and Higher Education students. Currently, at La Trobe University in Australia, she is responsible for supporting postgraduate and undergraduate students. Approximately half of the students she works with are international students. Her work includes running seminars and workshops on writing and critical thinking and providing individual consultations to students who seek advice on a range of academic skills such as critical reading, dissertation structure, referencing conventions and developing clear and concise writing.

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