Academics’ Perspectives of International Students in UK Higher Education

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UK Higher Education is going through a process of unprecedented change, where large numbers of its student body now come from internationally diverse contexts. These students come from different cultures, backgrounds and educational systems which influence the way they interact, learn and engage with UK Higher Education. Key participants in this engagement and interaction are UK Higher Education academics, who play a significant role in the development of the international teaching and learning student experience. This paper aims to investigate this role and investigate academic expectations and perceptions of 22 academic tutors across three UK Higher Education Business Schools. Within this context the paper will explore how academic knowledge and understanding of international students influences their pedagogical approaches; the participants in the research each had a minimum of three years teaching experience. Data was analysed using template analysis through the lens of an interpretive approach. The findings indicate that more needs to be done to support the integration of international students in UK Higher education.
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JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 24 Oct 2018

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