Teaching international students: An exploratory view

Author: Keith Howson

Abstract: This paper examines the reasons for expanded international enrolment and the ways Australian universities are taking their education product to other locations. It next examines the potential conflict that arises when international students, particularly those of Asian background, attend an Australian university. The primary area of focus is upon culture and the process of education and the cultural confusions that come about because of variations in style, the role of teacher and student, assessment systems and plagiarism. Strategies are suggested on how to address this area.