Owen Dixon Society eJournal

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Journal Article

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Xiang, Y., (2016) Achieving better outcomes for Chinese law students studying overseas. Owen Dixon Society eJournal, Faculty of Law, Bond University, 19pp.


The internationalization of tertiary education has resulted in an influx of Chinese students studying in Australia. This movement brings invaluable advantages to Chinese law students studying overseas as well as challenges to host universities and their teaching staff. Much of these relate to social, cultural and educational differences, which have not been adequately acknowledged by the current teaching methodologies of host university law schools.

This article discusses the main difficulties experienced by Chinese law students and the main efforts that have been made to help them overcome their difficulties. Although efforts to improve the situation have been made by host and home institutions through support programs and adjustments in teaching methodologies, the challenges experienced by Chinese law students persist. This article therefore recommends new approaches that may help Chinese students achieve better learning outcomes overseas.



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