"Finding Common Ground: Enhancing Interaction between Domestic and International Students - Guide for Academics" (pdf) offers practical suggestions and specific examples for "harness[ing] the potential of student diversity ... [and] promot[ing] interaction between students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds."
- Includes examples of problem-based learning, team-based learning, interactive tutorials, laboratory programs, icebreakers, peer-learning activities, peer review, self-assessment, group work/projects, discussions, reflection, community-building activities, etc.
1. Core Principles
The Interaction for Learning Framework, "[a] key outcome from the Enhancing Domestic and International Student Engagement project,"
- "Acknowledges and capitalises on student diversity as a resource for learning and teaching"
- "Engages students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds within the learning context in a variety of ways"
- "Embeds interaction in curriculum planning and links to teaching, learning and assessment"
- "Promotes peer engagement through curriculum-based activities"
- "Recognises the variety of ways that interaction can be utilised across different learning contexts"
2. Six Dimensions
"The six dimensions of the framework are:
- "Planning interaction"
- "Creating environments for interaction"
- "Supporting interaction"
- "Engaging with subject knowledge"
- "Developing reflexive processes"
- "Fostering communities of learners"