ERIC Number: EJ698043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
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Identity and Social Practice in Higher Education: Student Experiences of Postgraduate Courses Delivered "Offshore" in Singapore and Hong Kong by an Australian University
Chapman, Anne; Pyvis, David
International Journal of Educational Development, v25 n1 p39-52 Jan 2005
This paper highlights the complexities surrounding the social practices involved in being an international higher degree student, and the ways in which these practices contribute to the formation of student identity. It reports research in progress aimed at understanding how higher degree students experience studying for a degree delivered 'offshore' by an Australian university. In particular, it presents findings of two interpretive case studies, one of a masters degree course delivered in Singapore and another of a doctoral dissertation programme delivered in Hong Kong. The line of inquiry concerns questions about the perspectives of the students: how they understand the dynamics of their particular educational context and their sense of themselves as students in relation to the communities to which they belong.
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong; Singapore