The Educational Experience of ‘African’ Students at London Metropolitan University – a Case Study

Kanu, Mohamed and Marr, Alan (2007) The Educational Experience of ‘African’ Students at London Metropolitan University – a Case Study. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 4 (2). pp. 14-17. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

This case study examines what studying at LondonMet was like for a small number of students coming from different ‘African’ backgrounds, i.e. from African countries and ethnic communities. It describes and evaluates how they experienced and coped with a range of features associated with their new environment. In particular, it examines the impacts of teaching styles and teacher expectations, methods of assessment, learning styles and access to technology and wider sources of information ...

This paper provides a summary of the findings and recommendations from the research conducted among a sample of 30 ‘African’ students at LondonMet, focussing on issues related to pedagogy as these were considered to be the most important by participants. In one sense they considered that their integration into academic studies here in LondonMet was more important than understanding and integrating into the wider social and economic life of the city.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, student experience, international/’African’ students, writing development, feedback, pedagogy
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
Department: School of Social Professions
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 13:45
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 10:17
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/229

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