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International students expectations and motivations

Krishnan, Shana and Vrcelj, Zora (2009) International students expectations and motivations. In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2009: Engineering the Curriculum. Engineers Australia, Barton, A.C.T., pp. 19-25.

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Abstract

This study addresses the stereotypes surrounding international students (Samuelowicz, 1987; Watson, 1999) and their motivations behind and expectations of tertiary level study. A large and comprehensive quantitative survey of students was undertaken across various faculties at the University of New South Wales. This paper reveals in particular the reasons why international and local students study, their motivations for study and their expectations of teachers and of gaining a university education. The study finds that common stereotypes may be misleading and that there are many similarities between the needs of international and local students.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1876346590
Uncontrolled Keywords: engineering students, studies, university education, attitudes
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Science and Engineering
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 02:54
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 02:54
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/22341
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