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Mapping pedagogic practices for and with international students

26 March 2020, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm

Students studying in UCL Cruciform Hub. Photo: Mat Wright, UCL PaMS

This event has been cancelled following the increase in the number of coronavirus cases in London. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Event Information

Open to

All

Organiser

Centre for Global Higher Education

Location

LG11 Lecture room
Bentham House
4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
London
WC1H 0EG

This seminar aims to systematically synthesise and disseminate what is currently known about evidence-based pedagogic practices for and with international students.

While there is considerable academic interest in international student mobility, there is little critical research on the pedagogies and learning structures that support international students’ academic transitions and learning experiences in higher education.

All too often, literature focuses on challenges, replicating a deficit narrative of international students. This shapes learning relationships, given that many international students perceive discriminatory language and bias from their classmates and from lecturers.

How international students are perceived is likely to shape pedagogical practices. Deficit narratives imply that students should assimilate to traditional pedagogic practices instead of critically conceptualising international students as complex knowledge agents and partners in pedagogy.

This project aims to build on existing literature and case studies to systematically synthesise and disseminate what is currently known about evidence-based pedagogic practices for and with international students. This event will present initial results from this systematic literature, feeding into an interactive workshop for students and practitioners to share.

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About the Speakers

Dr Sylvie Lomer

Lecturer in Education at Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) at the University of Manchester

Dr Sylvie Lomer teaches primarily on the MA Education (International), with a specialisation in policy and higher education studies. Dr Lomer is currently developing a new module on International Higher Education, adopting a comparative approach to understanding developments in global higher education. Her research focuses on policies on international students in the UK. It adopts a critical approach, focusing on public policy discourses to examine how international students are represented. Future directions for research include how institutions and individuals interact with, respond to and resist such representations.

Dr Jenna Mittelmeier

Lecturer in International Education at Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) at the University of Manchester

Dr Mittelmeier’s research expertise is on international students’ transition experiences in higher education (particularly social and academic transitions). She is also interested in broader aspects of developing ethical and sustainable curriculum internationalisation in higher education. Her research projects have additionally included studies on supporting doctoral students’ experiences and the role of technology in curriculum internationalisation.