Academy for Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Education
Join us for our next ARISE Lecture
Monday 25 September 2017
International Students in UK Higher Education: Understanding the Socio-cultural, Academic and Political Context of International Learning
Do you work with international students? Come along to this lecture to gain a deeper understanding of the international student experience of UK higher education. What factors influence their learning and what is your role in influencing the positive development of an international community?
Professor Catherine Montgomery will talk about the contemporary construction of the international student in UK higher education and explain how the socio-cultural, academic and political environment of higher education in the UK influences the learning experience of international students. Catherine will refer to a number of past and current research projects she has carried out on internationalisation in higher education in order to explore our institutional constructions of the international student and dispel the deficit model of the student. She will also present a comparative view from her more recent work on China and East Asia which illuminates current challenges in the directions of the UK approach to internationalisation and international students.Speaker biography
Catherine Montgomery is Professor of Education in the Department of Education at the University of Bath. Her research and teaching career have largely focused on international higher education and she has recently developed a strong research interest in international and transnational higher education in China and Vietnam. Before joining Bath she held research and teaching roles at the universities of Hull, Northumbria, Essex and Newcastle. She was Professor of International Higher Education at the University of Hull for four years and prior to that, she was Research Director for the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, focusing on Assessment for Learning at Northumbria University. This 5-year project centred on autonomy in learning and the balance between high-stakes testing and formative assessment in Higher Education. Catherine is the author of the book ‘Understanding the international student experience’ which has sold widely in the UK, Australia and the USA since its publication in 2010. She has published extensively on international education and pedagogy and she is also currently Deputy Editor for the Journal of Education for Teaching.