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A three-dimensional multi-world framework for examining cross-cultural experiences of international doctoral students

Yang, Y. and MacCallum, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0212-3341 (2021) A three-dimensional multi-world framework for examining cross-cultural experiences of international doctoral students. Studies in Continuing Education .

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1080/0158037X.2021.1890569
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Abstract

With the trend of student mobility, talented individuals have been pursuing doctoral education opportunities abroad. Prior research addressed specific aspects or challenges of doing a PhD in a cross-cultural context, leaving a need to understand the nature of students’ experiences from a holistic perspective. To address the need, this study develops a framework that conceptualises an international doctoral student’s research, personal, and social worlds as multi-worlds, highlighting transitions across the worlds that make a difference in student experiences. It also structures the continuous, interactive, and situative nature of study abroad as a three-dimensional space to encompass the multi-worlds and transitions across and over time. Illustrated by one international student’s in-depth narrative inquiry, this framework offers both theoretical insights and practical approaches to the comprehensive understanding of PhD abroad experiences.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/59917
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