Experience of Education in the International Classroom-A Systematic Literature Review

Authors

  • Jalal Safipour Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Stig Wenneberg Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Emina Hadziabdic Linnaeus University, Sweden

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v7i3.302

Keywords:

higher education, international classroom, international education, pedagogy, learning experience, teaching

Abstract

In this essay, we investigate the learning and teaching experiences in the international classroom from both the teachers and the students’ perspectives. The findings of this study showed that language barriers are one of the difficulties, but academic cultural differences seem to play a more important role that can impact on the learning outcomes in the international classroom. This can also lead to negative experiences and the forming of stereotypical views of international students solely based on their educational background.

Author Biographies

Jalal Safipour, Linnaeus University, Sweden

JALAL SAFIPOUR, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the Department of Health and Caring Sciences at Linnaeus University, Sweden. His main research field is public health and sociology of health. In last few years he is mainly teaching in the international classroom environment. 

Stig Wenneberg, Linnaeus University, Sweden

STIG WENNEBERG got his PhD in the field of physiology from Maharishi International University (now Maharishi University of Management) in USA. He is working as a senior lecture in the Department of Health and Caring Sciences at Linnaeus University, Sweden. His main research area includes: alternative medicine and health. 

Emina Hadziabdic, Linnaeus University, Sweden

EMINA HADZIABDIC, PhD, is a senior lecture and currently working as Deputy Head of the Department of Health and Caring Sciences at Linnaeus University. Her research interest includes cultural competence, ethnicity and health communication. 

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Published

2018-07-01

How to Cite

Safipour, J., Wenneberg, S., & Hadziabdic, E. (2018). Experience of Education in the International Classroom-A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of International Students, 7(3), 806–824. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v7i3.302

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Research Articles (English)