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Accommodating student diversity and different learning backgrounds

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Abstract


  • Student mobility presents both challenges and opportunities in higher education due to language, cultural and learning background differences among students. Effective integration of ‘real world’ group situations into class and assessment activities assists students to develop skills in accommodating cross-cultural language differences in line with convergent principles of communication accommodation theory. This case study reports on a cross-cultural post-graduate Management subject in a regional Australian university, demonstrating how explicit teaching results in improved learning outcomes by integrating experiences with theory, while better preparing students to participate in a globalised workforce.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Rogerson, A. M. & Rossetto, L. Celeste. (2018). Accommodating student diversity and different learning backgrounds. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 47 (5), 411-420.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85047443519

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2456&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1438

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 411

End Page


  • 420

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Student mobility presents both challenges and opportunities in higher education due to language, cultural and learning background differences among students. Effective integration of ‘real world’ group situations into class and assessment activities assists students to develop skills in accommodating cross-cultural language differences in line with convergent principles of communication accommodation theory. This case study reports on a cross-cultural post-graduate Management subject in a regional Australian university, demonstrating how explicit teaching results in improved learning outcomes by integrating experiences with theory, while better preparing students to participate in a globalised workforce.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Rogerson, A. M. & Rossetto, L. Celeste. (2018). Accommodating student diversity and different learning backgrounds. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 47 (5), 411-420.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85047443519

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2456&context=buspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1438

Number Of Pages


  • 9

Start Page


  • 411

End Page


  • 420

Volume


  • 47

Issue


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom