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dc.contributor.authorBriguglio, Carmela
dc.contributor.authorHowe, Julie
dc.contributor.editorAlison Bunker and Iris Vardi
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T11:12:38Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T11:12:38Z
dc.date.created2011-09-22T20:01:24Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.submitted2011-10-24
dc.identifier.citationBriguglio, Carmela and Howe, Julie. 2006. Critical Perspectives: Students' expectations of difficulties they may face in undertaking their degree, in Bunker, A. and Vardi, I. (ed), Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA 2006), Jul 13 2006, pp. 50-56. Perth, WA: HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/9436
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This paper examines students’ concerns about completing tertiary studies in an Australian context. Qualitative data were collated from a short writing task undertaken by a group of undergraduate students in the Curtin Business School for the purpose of diagnosing students’ writing skills. The task required students to discuss challenges they expected to face in the course of their studies. The data indicated that although both local and internationalstudents have some common concerns, there are subtle differences in what this means for the different sub-groups. The concerns of international students, in particular, support previous research in the field, and indicate that they have realistic expectations of the challenges they will face. Nevertheless, many students reveal a positive approach to facing any future challenges and a strong desire to apply themselves fully and to be successful. Unlike much existing research in this field, which has tended to be based on data gathered from students either during their degree studies or at the end of their first year, the data for this paper were obtained at the beginning of the first year.

dc.publisherHERDSA
dc.subjectinternational students
dc.subjectstudent perspectives
dc.subjectfirst year experience
dc.titleCritical Perspectives: Students' expectations of difficulties they may face in undertaking their degree
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.dateSubmitted2011-09-23
dcterms.source.startPage50
dcterms.source.endPage56
dcterms.source.titleCritical visions thinking learning and researching in higher education
dcterms.source.seriesCritical visions thinking learning and researching in higher education
dcterms.source.isbn0908557698
dcterms.source.conferenceAnnual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and development Society of Australasia
dcterms.source.conferencedatesJul 13 2006
dcterms.source.conferencelocationWestern Australia
dcterms.source.placeNew South Wales
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Copyright © 2006 HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia)

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curtin.departmentCBS - Faculty Office
curtin.identifier.scriptidPUB-CBS-DIV-PIH-34051
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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