Intercultural capability: exploring first year HE students' reflections on and experiences of their higher education experience

Mullen, Emma and Eccles, Sue and Dippold, Doris and Bridges, Stephanie (2016) Intercultural capability: exploring first year HE students' reflections on and experiences of their higher education experience. In: Exploring freedom and control in global higher education, 7-9 Dec 2016, Newport, Wales.

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Abstract

This round table discussion presents the initial stages of a cross-institution project exploring the reflections and expectations of first year international and home students. This study aims to capture students' early experiences in higher education (HE), their sense of 'belonging' and development of intercultural capabilities embedded in international-home student interactions. This is the first study to adopt Sen's (1992) 'capability approach' as a means of framing exploration of these intercultural capabilities. Results are intended to shed light on the processual development of intercultural capabilities during students' first year in HE, and their perceptions of how these contribute to their employability. Although this discussion is based on one joint proposal developed by the research team, several themes emerge which may be of interest to HE academics and practitioners concerning 'Student Experiences', 'Employability, Enterprise and Graduate Careers' and 'Learning, Teaching and Assessment'.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Paper presented at the SRHE Annual Research Conference in December 2016.
Keywords: intercultural capabilities, belonging, employability
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
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Depositing User: Bridges, Stephanie
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 12:52
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2017 08:37
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46330

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