Studies focusing on Students' perspectives

 Study on "Internationalisation as multilingual and intercultural communication competence in Higher Education"

(University of Jyväskylä, JYU & Université de Bourgogne, uB)
Researchers: Lotta Kokkonen (JYU), Mitra Raappana (JYU), Alex Frame (uB), Romée Jager (MA from uB)

This study looks at internationalisation as multilingual and intercultural communication competence in Higher Education and within virtual exchange project between the two universities. The aim of the study is to view ‘internationalization’ as competencies that are malleable constructs and possible to develop through education and/or experience. The study brings forward the students’ experiences and views on multilingual and intercultural learning within virtual setting.

The data will be collected during the spring 2022 and it consists of students' texts, interviews and possible questionnaires.

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Senior Lecturer, PhD Lotta Kokkonen
The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi)
University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
lotta.o.kokkonen@jyu.fi
+358 40 805 3148

Study on "Students' goals for the development of multilingual and intercultural communication competence and the role of different languages"

(University of Jyväskylä, JYU, Movi)
Researchers: Hanna Brauer

This study focuses on students’ own descriptions of their goals for the development of multilingual and intercultural communication competence. Students set these goals as part of the process of making an internationalization plan, a list of competences students find relevant and that they want to make part of their personalized study plans. 

The aim of the study is to gain a better understanding of students’ own goals for internationalization and to investigate how individual languages are discursively represented in students’ ideal internationalized selves. The data will be collected during the spring 2022 and it consists of short written descriptions of thirty students’ own goals. 

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University teacher, MA Hanna Brauer 
The Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication (Movi)
University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
hanna.c.l.brauer@jyu.fi
+358503402510