Title

Australian academics and transnational teaching: an exploratory study of their preparedness and experiences

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Dunn, L & Wallace, M 2006, 'Australian academics and transnational teaching: an exploratory study of their preparedness and experiences', Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 357-369.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07294360600947343

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Australia is now the third largest provider of education to overseas students. Between 1994 and 2000 the number of overseas students taught by Australian universities increased by 150% to 107,622. It is estimated that 41% of the recent growth in international education has been in offshore enrolments, with each of Australias's 38 universities now providing offshore education. This paper reviews recent Australian literature on transnational teaching and presents an overview of a study with academics who teach transnationally and who are drawn from nine Australian universities. The study covers the professional development and teaching experiences of these academics and their perceptions of the induction/orientation and ongoing professional development needed to suppport the delivery of quality trans-cultural education offshore.