Chinese nursing students' culture-related learning styles and behaviours: a discussion paper

Wang, Carol Chunfeng, and Greenwood, Kenneth Mark (2015) Chinese nursing students' culture-related learning styles and behaviours: a discussion paper. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 253-258.

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Globalisation requires that nursing education focuses on culturally competent care. International students studying in Australia present a valuable resource for cultural learning, yet internationalisation presents opportunities and challenges for both lecturers and students. This paper explores Chinese nursing students, the single largest group of international students in Australia, their communication behaviour, patterns and learning styles at Australian universities from cultural and psychosocial perspectives. Our aim is to provide insight for educators in Western countries to better understand this particular ethnic group and help Chinese nursing students overcome learning difficulties and develop their potential learning capabilities. We further recommend coping strategies to help international Chinese nursing students' learning.

Item ID: 40719
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2352-0132
Keywords: Chinese nursing students; international students; international education
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Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2015 03:22
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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