CSU EdX 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationAcademic


Same Same, But Different: adapting strategies & learning to engage international students through COVID-19

CSU has a 20+ year Joint Cooperative Program with four Chinese universities. The Partnership allows for students to complete CSU’s Bachelor of Business degree at their respective campus. First and second year subjects are taught by the Partner, and in the third year CSU lecturer’s travel to China four times a year to conduct intensive teaching over a four-week period. During the remainder of each session, students have the support of local lecturers.

With the onset of COVID-19 and travel restrictions, our long-established method of teaching onsite had to change. We needed adapted our learning and teaching strategies to suit a new online environment, whilst ensuring we still met the subject learning outcomes. Teaching international students through a Partner required additional considerations such as appropriate learning styles and stakeholder expectations.

Our presentation will discuss the challenges around the sudden shift to remote learning, adaptations required, as well as new opportunities presented. Relevant literature was reviewed to support the teaching pedagogies adopted.

With the 2020 year and teaching sessions coming to a close, we would like this discussion to be an opportunity for all attendees to reflect on their own teaching adaptions during the year. This is also an opportunity to suggest support / professional development opportunities academics could benefit from, to further improve their teaching next year.
Period19 Nov 2020
Event typeOnline presentation