Engaging with Foreign Culture during a Study Tour: Taiwanese Learners' Perspectives

By Shin Yu Miao, Roger Harris and Linda Rainey.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper analyses the cultural learning that occurred during a study tour to Adelaide, South Australia, by 16 students from Ling Tung College, Taiwan.

Keywords: Study tour, Cultural learning

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 5, pp.69-78. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.790MB).

Dr. Shin Yu Miao

Shin Yu Miao teaches English at the Department of Applied Foreign Languages of Ling Tung University, Taiwan. As part of her work, She leads study tours for the university students to English speaking countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia; she has now led 8 study tours to these destinations. Interested in the students' impressions during the study tours, Shin Yu has been promoted to the new position of associate professor after the study of her PhD at the University of South Australia to write about the nature of the students' English language and cultural learning during the study tours.

Prof. Roger Harris

Roger Harris is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, Hawke Research Institute, at the University of South Australia. His research interests lie within adult and vocational education, focusing on Australian training reform in general and workplace learning and professional development in particular. He is national editor of the Australian Journal of Adult Learning.

Ms Linda Rainey

Linda Rainey is a career counsellor, linguist and researcher working at the Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, Hawke Research Institute, at the University of South Australia on projects relating to career development within vocational education and higher education.

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