2.1.3. Revisiting the responsibility of international students: perspectives from students, institutions and research

Date:  Thursday 8 October
Time: 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Location: R2/3

Session Type: Panel

Chair: Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett, Lecturer and Researcher, Monash University (Australia)

Revisiting the responsibility of international students: perspectives from students, institutions and research (1185)

International students’ perception of their own responsibility and their capacity to exercise responsibility play an important role in shaping their experience and success in the host country. Understanding the personal and social responsibility of international students is important for institutions to design appropriate support provision for fostering and enhancing students’ learning, wellbeing and agency. International student responsibility can be fluid, dynamic and complex as it involves both their sense of obligation and sense of intrinsic commitment. However, how responsibility is perceived by international students themselves, their institutions and other stakeholders is often overlooked in international education. This panel presentation will address the issue of international student responsibility from the perspectives of students, institutions and research. It will focus on how international students see their responsibility towards themselves, other people, places and communities and how their sense of feeling responsible varies at different stages of their sojourn. The speakers will also address what the host institution might see as international students’ responsibilities as well as institutional responsibility for ensuring academic and non-academic support.


Key interest area (KIA): STU
Sector(s): ELT,HE,SCH,VET

Speakers:
Dr Ly Tran, Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Deakin University, Australia
Dr Glen Stafford, Manager, Academic and Global Relations, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Mr Dave Coulter, Market Research Analyst, IDP Education, Australia
Mr Geng (Harry) Wang, Student, University of South Australia, China
Ms Mia Ryan, Student, The University of Adelaide, Australia