Overseas students: their learning experiences and the impact of university education

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[Truncated] This study investigates overseas undergraduate students from three South East Asian countries, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore (MIS), studying in an Australian university. This investigation has three objectives. The first objective is to examine three groups of MIS student characteristics: biographical background, family background, and previous educational background. The second objective is to examine the learning experience of first-year MIS students. Three aspects of learning experience are identified: reasons for choosing to study in Australia, expectations concerning studies in Australia, and learning preferences. The third objective is to determine the impacts of overseas higher education on the third-year MIS students. The impacts are measured in terms of student outcomes and four areas are identified: learning skills,students' satisfaction with Australian university education, perceived benefits of studying in an Australian university, and performance score. A conceptual framework is specifically developed for the investigation of students' background characteristics, learning experience and the impacts of university education on them.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Publication statusUnpublished - 2002

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