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Chinese students and the experience of International Doctoral Study in STEM: Using a Multi-World model to understand challenges and success

Yang, Y. and MacCallum, J.ORCID: 0000-0002-0212-3341 (2022) Chinese students and the experience of International Doctoral Study in STEM: Using a Multi-World model to understand challenges and success. Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003258841
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Abstract

This volume examines the diversified and challenging experiences of Chinese international STEM doctoral students at Australian institutes of higher education, exploring how intersections between research, personal life, and social experiences can be negotiated to achieve academic success and personal transformation.

By drawing on a range of qualitative and longitudinal research methods, the book foregrounds student narratives and utilizes a novel three-dimensional multi-world framework as an effective approach for understanding student experiences in a holistic way. It integrates Chinese philosophical perspectives and theories in the fields of educational psychology, international education, and doctoral education to interpret the nuances, complexity, and particularities of the cross-cultural STEM PhD experience, highlighting the importance of the supervisor–mentee relationship and the role of students’ cultural, social, and philosophical values in supporting their successful completion of the PhD degree. The analysis thus provides new insights into the ways in which these experiences vary across students, and might apply in other national contexts, and to non-STEM student cohorts.

This book will be a valuable resource for researchers and academics engaged in cross-cultural education, the sociology of education, and international and comparative education. It will be of particular interest to those with a focus on international doctoral education and cultural Asian studies.

Item Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Education
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/66144
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