|Workshop Name||Overcoming learning challenges related to cultural differences|
|About Workshop||Is learning at Otago different from learning in your own culture? Do these cultural differences make learning challenging? Here are two examples from international students:
"In China, the teachers always tell the students what to do, when to do, how to do, everything they will tell us! This is a big difference" (Chinese postgraduate student in a UK university).
"The other students ask many questions and even argue with the professor. I could never do that, because I do not think that is right behaviour" (Thai undergraduate student in an Australian university).
This 2 hour workshop aims to help international students learn more effectively at Otago. We will identify culture-specific learning challenges experienced by Otago students; raise students' awareness of their own cultural perspectives; identify possible tensions with local cultures of learning; and suggest strategies for overcoming the learning challenges of cultural difference.
|Who Should Attend||International students at Otago|
|Date & Time||
19/03/2012 Monday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
|Venue||Student Learning Centre, room GW2c|
|Facilitators||Swee Kin Loke and Clinton Golding|
|ATTENTION||This workshop needs confirmation. Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance.|