Call for interested researchers
04 Feb 2016
IEAA is seeking expressions of interest from interested researchers for a forthcoming research digest on transnational education pathways.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that a substantial proportion of offshore TNE activity results in onshore international enrolments in Australia. However, there is currently little evidence to support these claims.
Initial analysis of HEIMS data by the Department of Education and Training found that only 1–2 per cent of onshore international students in one year had records of any prior offshore TNE study in the previous two years. Indeed, only 5–7 per cent of onshore international students in one year appeared to have claimed any course credits for ‘recognition of prior learning’.
As such, IEAA has identified the need for further research to explore the full extent of offshore to onshore pathways. This proposed research digest would include a literature review, analysis of HEIMS data and desktop research into programs offered by Australian institutions offshore. Finally, it aims to identify some key research questions that might inform a larger subsequent study.
IEAA can offer the author/s a small honorarium for their contribution. Research digests are disseminated worldwide, via the International Education Research Network (IERN), as part of Australia’s contribution to the burgeoning community of international education researchers.
Interested authors are invited to submit an expression of interest to Emily O’Callaghan (Operations Manager, IEAA) by Sunday 28 February.