This paper examines the students' studying at an Australian university and their self-efficacy associated to academic discourse. Further, it investigates the relationship between self-efficacy and students' linguistic and cultural backgrounds. The paper introduces the background concepts of self-efficacy and of the internationalisation of the Australian education. Next, the paper describes the research project, presents and discusses the results. The paper ends with conclusions and recommendations for teachers working with diverse classes.
|Title of host publication||Cultural interfaces in academic setting and beyond|
|Editors||Krystyna Warchal, Andrzej Lyda|
|Place of Publication||Katowice, Poland|
|Publisher||University of Silesia|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|