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ERIC Number: EJ1021568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Australians as International Students--Where They Go, What They Do and Why They Do It
Nerlich, Steve
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v35 n4 p386-395 2013
Current published information on the Australian student mobility offshore is reviewed as part of a long-term project aiming to determine the current propensity of Australian higher education students to study overseas and the return on investment that they can expect to achieve. It was found that limited data are available on the current extent of Australian student mobility offshore and that rationales to encourage offshore study tend to focus on broader aspects of personal development, rather than on the curriculum-specific learning outcomes. In an attempt to identify stronger incentives for investment in offshore mobility, this review considers mobility in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the so-called science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Since a graduate career in science and innovation frequently involves international collaboration, the return on investment in an international study experience should be readily measurable from the curriculum-specific learning outcomes and subsequent graduate employment outcomes of internationally mobile STEM students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia