Understanding global student mobility: exploring new ways of capturing international experiences using in-county overseas students

Mills, A, Abbasi, N, McLaughlin, P, Georgiadis, S, Lozanovska, M, Rajagopalan, P and Nalewaik, A 2016, 'Understanding global student mobility: exploring new ways of capturing international experiences using in-county overseas students', in Natee Singhaputtangkul (ed.) Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference (AUBEA) 2016, Cairns, Australia, 6-8 July 2016, pp. 343-352.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Understanding global student mobility: exploring new ways of capturing international experiences using in-county overseas students
Author(s) Mills, A
Abbasi, N
McLaughlin, P
Georgiadis, S
Lozanovska, M
Rajagopalan, P
Nalewaik, A
Year 2016
Conference name AUBEA 2016 : Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference
Conference location Cairns, Australia
Conference dates 6-8 July 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 40th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Annual Conference (AUBEA) 2016
Editor(s) Natee Singhaputtangkul
Publisher Central Queensland University
Place of publication North Rockhampton, Australia
Start page 343
End page 352
Total pages 10
Abstract Australian universities have large numbers of overseas students who do not engage meaningfully with local students about their international experience. The objective of this research, an initiative that was part of a project funded by Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), entitled the Global Canopy, was to develop pedagogy to promote local students' awareness about international study based on an in-country teaching program. The research study aimed to develop new knowledge about how domestic students understand global mobility through interacting with international students enrolled in the same university. The initiative included two workshops that brought together a number of project team members, three overseas students and academic staff mentors, representatives from Deakin Global Student Mobility office, and 31 undergraduate domestic students. Data was collected from a series of in-depth interviews with students involved in the program. Initial findings suggested that the workshops were successful, with 12 undergraduate students enrolled in winter schools in India after completion of the program. The paper concludes with lessons learned from the initiative and calls for exploring new ways of identifying international experiences that can be facilitated within discipline curriculum of the home university.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Construction
Global mobility
International education
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