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Supporting international students in UK Higher Education: a course for staff

These materials are a course pack commissioned by the Subject Centre for use by education developers (workshop mode) or by individual staff (online mode).

The materials provide reflective activities designed to engage teachers with some of the key issues in working with international students and practical ideas for ways in which these can be addressed. They will be of particular interest to new staff or anyone new to working with international students. Learning outcomes include; increased awareness of areas of the UK learning experience that may present challenges for international students Strategies for improving the learning experience of international students.

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Dave Burnapp (University of Northampton) in conjunction with the Subject Centre for Languages Linguistics and Area Studies has designed a set of materials which is to be used with teaching and support staff in HE institutions who wish to understand the needs of international students better and improve the ways in which they can be supported on both a personal and institutional level. The pack encourages teachers in higher education to reflect on their own practice regarding support for international students and suggests ways in which support for such students can be improved and embedded within the context of their own higher education institution.

The materials have been developed to be delivered over approximately six day-long workshops and they can constitute a Masters-level module which might form part of a course such as a Certificate of Academic Practice; or be part of a professional development course; or alternatively each unit could be used independently as a one-off personal development activity.

The materials are divided into six topic areas each consisting of a set of three suggested workshop activities related reading materials reflective Portfolio activities some linking activities and an accompanying online resource.


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The materials published on this page were originally created by the Higher Education Academy.