International students play a central role in the Australian academia. With the anticipated relaxation of COVID-19 related restrictions, the role and presence of international students will only grow. However, at times, things could be challenging. The international students come from diverse cultural backgrounds, follow a different way of thinking, have different perceptions, and are already used to different educational requirements and expectations. Further, some students do not have adequate knowledge of English. At the same time, international students are wonderful contributors to the classroom experience by sharing the richness of their cultural backgrounds, diversity of ideas and exposure to different ways of thinking. Clearly, the learning strategies applicable to international students should be different, or at least these should be qualified. The paper tackles the various learning strategies applicable to international students, explores the relevant literature in the field and makes concrete recommendations for the smooth accommodation of international students in the Australian academia.
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jul 2022|