Hand-in-hand with the continuing drive to recruit international students to Western universities goes an interest in student engagement. However, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by engagement. This book goes beyond the policy rhetoric to provide a practice-based explication of international student engagement and its enabling institutional conditions. By utilising a social practice conceptual model, the book explains the multiple dimensions of engagement that are often conflated in policy: the antecedents to engagement, the actions of engaging, and the achievements and outcomes of engagement. As a result, the book is able to address issues such as how English comes to matter in international student academic practice; the teaching and assessment approaches that promote international student engagement; and the metacognitive, cognitive and affective strategies that international students use to achieve academic and personal transformation.
Margaret Kettle is an academic and researcher in TESOL, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Preface Chapter One: The Globalisation and Internationalisation of Higher Education Chapter Two: International Students in the Western Academy: Representations across Time Chapter Three: Conceptualising International Student Engagement Chapter Four: University People and Places: Diversity in Action Chapter Five: English: What Counts In the Academy Chapter Six: Teaching: Generating Learning and Participation Chapter Seven: Crafting Lives: Action, Austerity, Aesthetics Chapter Eight: International Student Engagement in Higher Education References