Student Life

Counselling and Personal Development


Readings on international and multicultural students

Journal articles

  • Chinese Culture Connection 1987, Chinese values and the search for culture-free dimensions of culture.Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, vol.20, no2,pp143 - 164.

  • Leask, B 2003 Venturing into the unknown - a framework and strategies to assist international and Australian students to learn from each other. In Bond C & Bright P (eds) Research and Development in Higher Education Vol 26 - Learning for an Unknown Future (pp380 - 387). Christchurch, New Zealand: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Inc, HERDSA.

  • Volet, SE and Ang G 1998,Culturally mixed groups on International Campuses: An opportunity for Inter-cultural learning. Higher Education Research and Development,17:1 pp 5 - 23


  • Jin, L & Cortazzi, M 1997 The culture the learner brings:a bridge or a barrier? In Byram M & Fleming M
    Language Learning in Intercultural Perspective
    . Cambridge Language Teaching Library, Cambridge University Press

  • Goleman, D 1995, Emotional Intelligence, Bantam Books, New York.

  • Goleman, D 2003, Destructive Emotions and how we can overcome them, Bloomsbury, Great Britain.

  • Hall, BJ 2002, Among Cultures, the Challenge of Communication, Thomson/Wadsworth, U.S.A.

  • McSwiney, Carolyn M 1995, Essential understandings : international students, learning, libraries, Auslib Press, Adelaide.

  • Mezger, J 1994, Bridging the Intercultural Communication Gap, A Guide for Tafe Teachers of International Students. 2nd edn, National TAFE Overseas Network, Melbourne.

  • Nisbett, Richard E. (2003) The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently... and Why, The Free Press, New York

  • Watkins, DA & Biggs JB (eds.) 1996, The Chinese Learner: Cultural, Psychological and Contextual Influences. Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong / Australian Council for Educational Research, Hong Kong / Melbourne.

  • Watkins, DA & Biggs JB (eds.)2001, Teaching the Chinese Learner: Psychological and Pedagogical Perspectives Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong/Australian Council for Educational Research Hong Kong/Melbourne

Conference papers

  • Conroy,P Pearce, A & Murphy, H 2000, Smoother Pathways from TAFE to Higher Education, , in Chanock K (ed.) Sources of Confusion. Refereed Proceedings of the National Language and Academic Skills Conference at LaTrobe University, pp.152 - 161.

  • Hellsten, M 2003 Students in Transition: Needs and Experiences of International Students in Australia. Paper presented at the 16th Australian International Education Conference, Hobart, Tasmania. School of Education/ACES Macquarie University N.S.W.

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