‘ BEEN THERE, DONE THAT’: CASE STUDIES OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE UK Tung Suen University o...
BACKGROUND <ul><li>Part of the ‘Teaching International Students’ project </li></ul><ul><li>Co-funded by: the Higher Educat...
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES <ul><li>33,620 international students studied social studies in the UK in 20...
THE PUBLICATION <ul><li>Aims to the ask: What is it like for an international student to study social sciences in the UK? ...
STRUCTURE OF EACH CASE STUDY <ul><li>About the student </li></ul><ul><li>Why I want to tell other students and academic st...
ACTIVE LEARNERS WHO CONSTANTLY REFLECT ON THEIR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOW TO PROVIDE BETTER SUPPORT
COMMON THEMES <ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Fear and challenges faced may not be unique </li></ul><ul><li>The inter...
OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO… <ul><li>Higher education institution and staff </li></ul><ul><li>International students who are e...
L INKS THAT INTERNATIONAL (AND LOCAL) STUDENTS STUDYING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE UK MAY FIND USEFUL
T O OBTAIN THE PUBLICATION <ul><li>Laura-Jayne Harvey of C-SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Available online, downloadable for free: ...
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  1. 1. ‘ BEEN THERE, DONE THAT’: CASE STUDIES OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS STUDYING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE UK Tung Suen University of Oxford
  2. 2. BACKGROUND <ul><li>Part of the ‘Teaching International Students’ project </li></ul><ul><li>Co-funded by: the Higher Education Academy and the second phase of the Prime Minister’s Initiative (PMI2) </li></ul>
  3. 3. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES <ul><li>33,620 international students studied social studies in the UK in 2009-2010 (UK Council for International Student Affairs) </li></ul><ul><li>16% of the students studying the classified subject were international students </li></ul>
  4. 4. THE PUBLICATION <ul><li>Aims to the ask: What is it like for an international student to study social sciences in the UK? </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the stories of 7 postgraduate students from Brazil, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico and the Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>Written by the students themselves with minimal editing, anonymised </li></ul><ul><li>Does not claim to be representative of all international students’ experiences </li></ul>
  5. 5. STRUCTURE OF EACH CASE STUDY <ul><li>About the student </li></ul><ul><li>Why I want to tell other students and academic staff about my experience as an international student </li></ul><ul><li>A short description of my experience </li></ul><ul><li>The main learning, teaching, assessment issues I would like to discuss </li></ul><ul><li>The main issues I faced as a student </li></ul><ul><li>What I think about the challenges I faced </li></ul><ul><li>The key messages I would like to give to other students and to staff </li></ul>
  6. 6. ACTIVE LEARNERS WHO CONSTANTLY REFLECT ON THEIR LEARNING EXPERIENCE
  7. 7. SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOW TO PROVIDE BETTER SUPPORT
  8. 8. COMMON THEMES <ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Fear and challenges faced may not be unique </li></ul><ul><li>The international students realised that their learning should not be judged only as a product in the end with just an overall mark or an average grade. Instead, they valued the whole experience as a process. </li></ul>
  9. 9. OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO… <ul><li>Higher education institution and staff </li></ul><ul><li>International students who are embarking on their journey </li></ul><ul><li>International students who are considering UK as a destination for studying social sciences </li></ul><ul><li>International students who have already finished their journey and either stay in the UK or return home </li></ul>
  10. 10. L INKS THAT INTERNATIONAL (AND LOCAL) STUDENTS STUDYING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN THE UK MAY FIND USEFUL
  11. 11. T O OBTAIN THE PUBLICATION <ul><li>Laura-Jayne Harvey of C-SAP </li></ul><ul><li>Available online, downloadable for free: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lulu.com/product/ebook/case-studies-of-international-students-studying-social-sciences-in-the-uk/18170703 </li></ul><ul><li>Tung Suen: [email_address] </li></ul>
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