Research Seminar: Soo Yim
Soo Yim: “International” students at an “international” UK university…?
“International” students at an “international” UK university…?
|A School of Education research event|
|Date||19 February 2020|
|Time||17:30 to 18:30|
|Place||Baring Court 217|
|Provider||School of Education|
This session is intended to be less of a talk and more of a forum for discussion around how “international” students are identified and characterised in our university context, where internationalisation has become a buzzword of educational strategy. Based on my own experience of being an “international” student and then working closely with “international” students in an EAP/EGAP/ESAP context for over 10 years, the session aims to initiate some meaningful discussion and reflection from a language perspective. Current literature and case studies of other university settings will inform the arguments presented. The main points of discussion include:
- What is internationalisation?: Definitions, understandings and applications in and beyond the university context
- EAP for ALL in the name of inclusivity?: How to address the very real challenges (linguistic and other) of "international" students without adopting the language/approach of a deficit model
- The other buzzwords diversity and inclusivity: Intersections of “international” students, BAME and WP
I am hoping it will be a lively (chaotic) and thought-provoking discussion.
Baring Court 217