AIEC 2010 Sydney

Dates: 12-15 October 2010
Location: Sydney, Australia
Venue: Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre


AIEC 2010 Program Book (4.9 MB)

AIEC 2010 Review (1.8 MB)

AIEC 2010 Presentations

Presentations/posters are available in PDF and linked to the presenter’s name.

Note that not all presenters/session have a visual aid or presentation. Only those submitted and approved by speakers are be provided below.

If you would like to search for a presenter by name or session title, use the Find function within your internet browser to locate the presenter (for most browsers, press "Ctrl" + "F").

Note: Peer Reviewed Papers are marked with an *

Tuesday 12 October 2010 – Bayside Auditorium B

Welcome Plenary

  • Professor Sugata Mitra, Founder of the Hole in the Wall Project
  • Dr Libby Lee-Hammond, Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education, Murdoch University

Wednesday 13 October 2010 – Bayside Auditorium B

Opening Plenary

  • Mr Simon Anholt

Speaking the Truth to Power: Influencing Political Agendas

  • Bruce Baird AM, Former Federal Politician and Diplomat
  • Stephen Connelly, President, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)
  • Richard Beere, Executive General Manager International East, Tourism Australia
  • Michael McCarry, Alliance for International Educational & Cultural Exchange, USA

Australia’s Public Diplomacy: Lessons Concerning ‘Soft Power’: Facilitated Discussion

  • Nicholas Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, USA
  • Caitlin Byrne, Former Diplomat and Assistant Professor, International Relations, Bond University
  • Mark Scott Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • Steven Schwartz, Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University

Australian Government Update on the International Marketing and Promotion of Australian Education and Training

Jenny Brockie: A Diverse Australia: Racism, Multiculturalism and International Education


  • Graeme Innes AM,
  • Professor Margaret Gardner , AO
  • Dr Casta Tungaraza
  • Robert Atcheson
  • Professor Andrew Jakubowicz

Wednesday 13 October 2010 Bayside Gallery B

Approaches to Retention in Australian Tertiary Institutions - [Full Paper]

Building a New National Voice for International Students in Australia

Working in the 21st Century Environment to get the Australian Message Across

  • Neena Bhandari, Journalist
  • Larry Anderson, Australia Network

Wednesday 13 October 2010 – Bayside Gallery A

Think Before: A Student Safety Initiative: How Attacks on International Students Inspired a Grassroots Response!

Student Welcome 2010 At Melbourne Airport

Inter and Intra-Regional Mobility: Who are our Competitors and Should we be Worried?

More Than Just a Roof Over My Head

Wednesday 13 October 2010 – Bayside 103

‘It’s a totally new learning curve for me, yes, quite big but it has been meaningful’: Teaching International VET Students and Researching International VET Pedagogy

Developing 'Well-Rounded' Graduates: Embedding Intercultural and Professional Communication Skills in Tertiary Programs

Securing the Future of International Education by Defining and Maintaining Standards: Engaging in the Debate

India: Turning a Sticky Wicket into a Good Batting Track

Wednesday 13 October 2010 – Bayside 104

Engaging academic staff in Internationalisation: Perspectives from the UK and Australia

National Approaches Towards Internationalisation of Education

AUIDF Research Agenda 2010 and Good Practice in International Student Recruitment

Thursday 14 October 2010 – Bayside Auditorium B

Futurecasting International Students in Australia: Scenarios for the Future

International Education in Adelaide: Changing Lives, Reshaping a City

A Collaborative Approach to Internationalisation: The Queensland Model

  • Stuart Dignam, Queensland Education and Training International (QETI)

"Australia Unlimited" Rebranding Australian Education and Training

From Down Under to Down Wonder? Australia’s Economic and Education Outlook in a Post-GFC World.

Hot Topics in International Education: Global Update

Panel to include Senior Representatives from International Education Associations and Organisations:

Thursday 14 October 2010 – Bayside Auditorium A

The Role of Skilled Migration in Meeting Australia’s Future Workforce Needs

IEAA Award Winners: Best Practice/Innovation in International Education

English Proficiency for Content Study: Issues & Suggested Solutions for the School, Vocational and Higher Education Sectors

The Changing Higher Degree Research Market: The Compelling Results and Implications from an Extraordinary RHD Research Study

Progressing the TEQSA Agenda

  • Ian Hawke, Interim CEO, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)

Thursday 14 October 2010 – Bayside Gallery B

Australia-Malaysia: Schools Building Strategic Alliances

Internationalisation of Curricula in Victorian schools

The Future of the School Sector in International Education

Online Student Marketing: The Real Truth A Step by Step Guide to Engaging with and Marketing to International Students Online

Straight from China: National College Entrance Examination (Gaokao) and the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Enhancing Australia-US Cooperation in Higher Education

  • Mr Stephen Connelly, President, International Education Association of Australia
  • Ms Mary Anne Grant, CEO & President, International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
  • Dr Bill Lacy, President, Association of International Education Administrators
  • Dr Brian Whalen, President and CEO, Forum on Education Abroad

International Student Barometer: How are we Faring?

  • Steve Nerlich, Australian Education International (AEI)
  • Kevin Brett, iGraduate
  • Glenn Withers AO, Universities Australia (UA)

Thursday 14 October 2010 – Bayside Gallery A

The Griffith English Language Enhancement Strategy: Implementing the Good Practice Principles for English Language Proficiency for International Students in Australian Universities

  • Nicole Brigg, Griffith English Language Institute

Development of Students’ English Language Proficiency: Guidance and Strategies for Broader Engagement

  • Jeanette Baird, Australian Universities Quality Agency

Getting it Right for the Future: Addressing the English Language Needs of our Students

Measuring and Benchmarking the Internationalisation of Education

What Does it Take to Become Transnational?: Public and Private Alliances in TNE

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Centralised vs Decentralised Approaches to Stakeholder Relationship Management Within TNE

Improving the Quality of Offshore Student Experience: Findings of a Decade in Three Australian Universities - [Full Paper]* (This paper has been Peer Reviewed)

Perspectives of Work by International Students in Australia

Urban Transformations: The Impact of International Students on Cities

Thursday 14 October 2010 – Bayside 103

Internationalisation: Exploring Pedagogical Challenges and Best Practices of Non-local University Teachers in Higher Education

  • Po Li Tan, Kings College London

Reconceptualising the “International” in International Higher Education: Moving Towards Cosmopolitan Outcomes

  • Sarah Richardson, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Internationalising Employability Skills in Business Graduates: International Perspectives - [Full Paper]

Government Schools International Student Programs: Building Community, Industry and Reputation. The Importance of High Quality School Experience in Developing the Post School Sector Market in Australia

An International Student’s Welfare Requirements Don’t Sleep

Engaging University Students with Internationalisation: How Insights from the AUSSE Can Help

  • Sarah Richardson, Australian Council for Education Research (ACER)

Indonesia: Learning from the Past, Engaging for the Future

  • Kirrilee Hughes, Australia Indonesia Business Council

Thursday 14 October 2010 – Bayside 104

Finding Common Ground: Enhancing Interaction Between Domestic and International Students

Sophie Arkoudis, University of Melbourne

Friday 15 October 2010 – Bayside Auditorium B

The Australian International Student Strategy and Beyond

  • Colin Walters, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
  • Robert Atcheson, Council of International Students of Australia (CISA)
  • Dennis Murray, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)

Views From a Leading Economist: Engaging the "Big End of Town"

A Discussion with the "Big End of Town"

  • Chris Richardson, Access Economics
  • Sharon Winocur, BHERT
  • John King, ATEC and Global Tourism and Leisure Pty Ltd
  • Ken Roberts, Forethought Research

Closing Plenary

Friday 15 October 2010 – Bayside Gallery B

Vocational Education and Training: Moving Forward With Real Action

Enhancing the Student Experience: Global Initiatives

Community Engagement Strategy in Action

Friday 15 October 2010 – Bayside Gallery A

Standards of Good Practice and Quality Assurance in Education Abroad: The US & Australian Perspective

Keeping The Business Afloat: Practical Advice for Difficult Times

The Community Safety of International Students in Melbourne: A Scoping Study

  • Joanne Pyke, Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA)

International Student Security: A View from Beijing

Friday 15 October 2010 – Bayside 103

The Other Dimension: Vocational Transnational Quality Concepts and Processes

Collaborative Approaches to Moderation of Assessment in Transnational Education [Full Paper]* (this paper has been Peer Reviewed)

  • Saadia Mahmud, University of South Australia (presented)
  • Michelle Wallace, Southern Cross University
  • Gavin Sanderson, University of South Australia
  • Parvinder Hukam Singh, Taylor's University (Malaysia)
  • Camela Briguglio, Curtin University
  • Thavamalar Thuraisingam, Taylor's University (Malaysia)

“I am not like that but why treat me the same way?”Stereotyping International VET Students as Mere ‘PR hunters’ and its Impacts on Their Learning and Well-being

Intervention for Retention: How Can Academic and Social Support Help Universities Keep Their Students?

Tourism and International Education: A study of International Student Travel Behaviour in Australia and New Zealand

Friday 15 October 2010 – Bayside 104

Teamwork and Diversities: Comparing Student Experience of Team-based Learning in Melbourne and Hong Kong - [Full Paper]

Supporting and Evaluating Transitional Learning for International University Students

Managing Australian University Alumni Relations in China: A Fast Changing and Challenging Landscape

The Price of Learning: Chinese Students Psychological Well-being in South Australia

Outcomes of Australian International Mobility Programs: Considering the Long-term Impacts

Linking Study Abroad Outcomes to Industry Needs: News from the USA