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Intercultural capability: exploring first year HE students' reflections on and experiences of their higher education experience

Mullen, Emma; Eccles, Sue; Dippold, Doris; Bridges, Stephanie

Authors

Emma Mullen emma.mullen@northumbria.ac.uk

Sue Eccles seccles@bournemouth.ac.uk

Doris Dippold d.dippold@surrey.ac.uk



Abstract

This round table discussion presents the initial stages of a cross-institution project exploring the reflections and expectations of first year international and home students. This study aims to capture students' early experiences in higher education (HE), their sense of 'belonging' and development of intercultural capabilities embedded in international-home student interactions. This is the first study to adopt Sen's (1992) 'capability approach' as a means of framing exploration of these intercultural capabilities. Results are intended to shed light on the processual development of intercultural capabilities during students' first year in HE, and their perceptions of how these contribute to their employability. Although this discussion is based on one joint proposal developed by the research team, several themes emerge which may be of interest to HE academics and practitioners concerning 'Student Experiences', 'Employability, Enterprise and Graduate Careers' and 'Learning, Teaching and Assessment'.

Citation

Mullen, E., Eccles, S., Dippold, D., & Bridges, S. (2016). Intercultural capability: exploring first year HE students' reflections on and experiences of their higher education experience

Conference Name Exploring freedom and control in global higher education
End Date Dec 9, 2016
Acceptance Date Aug 18, 2016
Publication Date Dec 8, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 18, 2017
Publicly Available Date Sep 18, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords intercultural capabilities, belonging, employability
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46330
Related Public URLs https://www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2016/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Paper presented at the SRHE Annual Research Conference in December 2016.

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