International Student Engagement in Higher Education: Transforming Practices, Pedagogies and Participation (Hardback)
  • International Student Engagement in Higher Education: Transforming Practices, Pedagogies and Participation (Hardback)

International Student Engagement in Higher Education: Transforming Practices, Pedagogies and Participation (Hardback)

Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 15/06/2017
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Hand-in-hand with the continuing drive to recruit international students to Western universities goes an interest in student engagement. However, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by engagement. This book goes beyond the policy rhetoric to provide a practice-based explication of international student engagement and its enabling institutional conditions. By utilising a social practice conceptual model, the book explains the multiple dimensions of engagement that are often conflated in policy: the antecedents to engagement, the actions of engaging, and the achievements and outcomes of engagement. As a result, the book is able to address issues such as how English comes to matter in international student academic practice; the teaching and assessment approaches that promote international student engagement; and the metacognitive, cognitive and affective strategies that international students use to achieve academic and personal transformation.

Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781783098194
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm


Despite an extended history of international education, questions persist about how to educate international students. This timely book provides a much-needed positive exemplar that is richly contextualised, while foregrounding international students' experiences in higher education. It is a clear, accessible account with implications for practice, policy and research relating to international students.

* Gloria Dall'Alba, The University of Queensland, Australia *

In this deeply-realized study Margaret Kettle helps us to understand what living in an interconnected and interdependent world means in higher education. This book encourages us to be brave and take risks, open up to radically new learning and more plural identities, and never stop looking for common ground with 'the other' who is also ourselves.

* Simon Marginson, UCL Institute of Education, UK *

The book is relevant in times of the hyper-marketing of international higher education around the world. It's ideal for international education policy makers, provides solid theory for researchers interested in international student experience, as well as being practical for lecturers and others interested in transforming international student experience into a success.

-- Katrin Volt * SIETAR EUROPA Journal, December - February 2018 *

Kettle's contribution is valuable for researchers in the area of internationalization of higher education [...] the book is an informative resource providing an original conceptualization of engagement, extending on internationalization of higher education literature, and provding insight into the international student experience through the perspective of international student engagement.

-- Michael Atherinos, The University of Queensland, Australia * Australian Review of Applied Linguistics 42:2 *

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