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dc.contributor.authorLu, J.
dc.contributor.authorChin, Kum
dc.contributor.authorYao, J.
dc.contributor.authorXu, J.
dc.contributor.authorXiao, J.
dc.contributor.editorTony Clear
dc.contributor.editorJohn Hamer
dc.identifier.citationLu, Jie and Chin, K.L. and Yao, Juan and Xu, Jun and Xiao, Jitian. 2010. Cross-cultural education: learning methodology and behaviour analysis for Asian students in IT field of Australian universities, in 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2010), Jan 18 2010, pp. 117-126. Brisbane, Australia: Australasian Computer Society.

Australian tertiary education of information technology (IT) has attracted a large number of international students, particularly from Asia. Cultural factors have affected the quality of learning of international students and the teaching approaches adopted by Australian lecturers. Therefore, cross-cultural teaching and learning situations have become an important issue in Australian universities. This study intends to improve the understanding of Asian students' cultural backgrounds, their previous learning approaches and their perspectives on Australian culture and educational mode, with the objective of helping international students from different cultural backgrounds to overcome the difficulties of cross-cultural study. This study has completed a questionnaire survey of 1026 students, including 292 Information Technology (28.5%) students from five universities in Australia. Among these IT students, there are 100 (34.25%) local students and 192 (65.75%) international students from 39 other countries. The questionnaire contains 55 questions within six question sections and one information section. This paper presents comparison-based data analysis results of this survey on learning methodology and behaviours of Asian students in IT field of Australian universities. It particularly reveals the main difference for students between the universities in their home countries and in Australia, also the difficulties of these students during their study in Australian university through qualitative analysis on open questions of the survey. This paper also reports the research methodology and main findings in cross-culture teaching and learning generated from this study. This work was fully supported by Australian Learning and Teaching Council (CG7-494).

dc.publisherAustralasian Computer Society
dc.subjectInternational students
dc.subjectAsian - students
dc.subjectIT - students
dc.subjectAustralian tertiary education
dc.subjectCross-cultural teaching and learning
dc.titleCross-cultural education: learning methodology and behaviour analysis for Asian students in IT field of Australian universities
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the twelth Australasian conference on computing education
dcterms.source.conferenceACE 2010
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateJan 18 2010
dcterms.source.conferencelocationBrisbane, Australia
dcterms.source.placeDarlinghurst, Australia

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