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Phan, Huong Le Thanh; Tran, Ly Thi; Blackmore, Jill – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2019
The article provides comparative insights into Vietnamese and Australian students' experience of internationalization of the curriculum. We explore how local arrangements for curriculum internationalization in Australia and Vietnam enable and/or constrain students' individual agency in taking control of their knowledge and skills to become skilful…
Descriptors: International Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Experience, Student Attitudes
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Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong – Educational Review, 2018
Student mobility is becoming a prominent phenomenon of tertiary education in the twenty-first century. Internationally mobile students' lived experiences are intimately linked to their potential to exercise agency in transnational mobility. However, the notion of agency within the context of student mobility has not been the explicit focus of…
Descriptors: Student Mobility, Study Abroad, Foreign Students, International Education
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Tran, Ly Thi; Soejatminah, Sri – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2017
The integration of work experience and learning in tertiary education is a complex issue for different stakeholders, including students, institutions, and employers. The provision of course-related work experience for international students is far more challenging as it involves issues of visa status, different cultural expectations,…
Descriptors: Work Experience, Foreign Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Wall, Tony; Tran, Ly Thi; Soejatminah, Sri – Vocations and Learning, 2017
National systems of vocational education and training around the globe are facing reform driven by quality, international mobility, and equity. Evidence suggests that there are qualitatively distinctive challenges in providing and sustaining workplace learning experiences to international students. However, despite growing conceptual and empirical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Students
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Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
There is an increasing volume of international students enrolled in the vocational education and training sector in many countries. However, questions of ethnicity and identity in VET have not been explicitly examined in relation to this group. This paper offers some valuable insights into the complex and varying ways in which ethnicity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Ethnicity
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Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong – Intercultural Education, 2017
Despite the significant body of literature on international students' intercultural development, the core issue of how they see their own responsibility in transnational intercultural spaces is largely neglected. This paper addresses this paucity by examining the intercultural responsibility perceived by international students. It is based on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Cultural Awareness, Student Responsibility, Student Attitudes
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Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
Enhancing the educational experience and social connectedness for international students is the responsibility of different involved parties among whom international students themselves and host institutions play a key role. However, the question of how the condition of cross-border mobility has shaped and re-shaped international students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Social Responsibility, Semi Structured Interviews, Cultural Influences
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Tran, Ly Thi; Pham, Lien – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2016
International students' connectedness with their peers, institutions and the broader community significantly affects their learning and wellbeing. It is important to understand their multiple desires for intercultural connectedness in order to nurture it. This paper analyses the motives and nature of international students' intercultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Education, Well Being, Peer Relationship
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Tran, Ly Thi; Vu, Thao Thi Phuong – Australian Educational Researcher, 2016
A significant body of literature on international education examines the experiences of international students in the host country. There is however a critical lack of empirical work that investigates the dynamic and complex positioning of international students within the current education-migration nexus that prevails international education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Stereotypes
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Tran, Ly Thi; Soejatminah, Sri – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is regarded as an important vehicle to assist students' development of relevant professional skills, knowledge and attributes that can enhance their employability. WIL arrangement for international students is a challenging issue for institutions, international students themselves as well as other related…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, Relevance (Education), Experiential Learning
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Cao, Ling; Tran, Ly Thi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Understanding factors influencing international students' decision to engage in international education is essential for education providers to better cater for students' educational expectations and enhance their attractiveness to international students. Whilst there has been extensive research on the reasons why international students undertake…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Associate Degrees, Foreign Students
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Ling, Cao; Tran, Ly Thi – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2015
Understanding the ways that international students seek information and help in the host country is essential for improving academic, social, cultural, and welfare support for this student cohort. However, there is a dearth of literature that documents how international students in the vocational education and training (VET) sector do so. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Information Seeking, Student Surveys
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Truong, Le Bach; Tran, Ly Thi – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2014
Vietnam's open-door policy, its socialist-oriented market economy, recent growth in cross-border education and skills mobility, regionalisation and globalisation have created an increasing demand for Vietnamese graduates to develop not only their English language but also their intercultural competence. This paper discusses the issue of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vietnamese People, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Tran, Ly Thi; Nyland, Chris – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In Australia, all vocational education and training (VET) qualifications must be based on competency-based training (CBT) and training packages. Yet, since 2005, there has been a major expansion in the number of VET international students in Australia, 85% of whom are from Asia. Given this development, the teaching and learning contexts in which…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Relevance (Education)
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Tran, Ly Thi; Nyland, Chris – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
International VET students have divergent, shifting and in some cases multiple purposes for undertaking their VET courses. Students' motives may be instrumental and/or intrinsic and can include obtaining permanent residency, accumulating skills that can secure good employment, gaining a foothold that leads to higher education, and/or personal…
Descriptors: Migration, Vocational Education, International Education, Student Educational Objectives
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