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Common misconceptions about students from South‐East Asia studying in Australia

Chalmers, D. and Volet, S.ORCID: 0000-0001-8450-6663 (1997) Common misconceptions about students from South‐East Asia studying in Australia. Higher Education Research & Development, 16 (1). pp. 87-99.

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International students from South‐East Asia who study in Australia are often portrayed negatively compared to local students in terms of learning and study practices. This article discusses some of the misconceptions held by university teachers and administrators about South‐East Asian students studying in Australia and examines them in the light of recent research. In particular, it challenges the views that students from South‐East Asia are surface learners, passive non‐participants in class who prefer the company of other Asian students. These findings challenge university teachers to reconsider accepted beliefs and practices when teaching all students, but particularly students from South‐East Asia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright: 1997 HERDSA
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