Lecturers, are you interested in finding out what teaching strategies will best prepare your Chinese students to transition successfully into postgraduate coursework studies in Australia?

China Postgraduates

  • What are the differences in the learning cultures of China and Australia?
  • What challenges confront Chinese students when they try to negotiate these?
  • How can you help new Chinese students to become competent in dealing with the academic expectations of your masters program?

On this website, you’ll find a range of teaching sessions and strategies, learning support materials and also background information tailored to the discipline of media and communication. The aim is to use the materials prior to the start of a masters course or during the first semester in order to develop cultural, academic and study skills. The focus is on students from mainland China, but the resources can be used also with multi-cultural groups.

Media and communication lecturers: Use the ‘Pick up and go’ materials as interventions into your regular teaching to develop students’ skills specific to the needs of your unit.
Learning support lecturers running pre-semester or orientation courses: The materials listed under the heading ‘Pre-sessional’ form the basis of a five-day program or ongoing workshops to complement discipline learning.
Briefing notes sensitise you to some of the differences between learning and teaching in China and Australia, including skills, expectations and challenges.

These resources have been developed by the OLT-funded project  Collaborating for Success: Enhancing the Transition of Chinese Students into Australian Postgraduate Education.  Support for this project has been provided by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The views in this project do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

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