Author ORCID Identifier Clayton Smith

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Advances in Global Education and Research



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teaching, satisfaction, learning

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This paper explores promising teaching practices for teaching linguistically and culturally-diverse international students by identifying the teaching practices that have high levels of international student satisfaction and student perceptions of learning. This study is based on the belief that the most effective teaching practices are where promising teaching practices, student satisfaction, and student perceptions of learning meet. Researchers used a mixed-methods research design that included an online-survey questionnaire, focus-group discussions, and individual interviews. All of the promising teaching practices identified as having high levels of student satisfaction have medium/high perceptions of student learning. Some of the promising teaching practices with high levels of student perceptions of learning have moderate levels of student satisfaction. Recommendations for professional practice are presented along with potential areas for further research.

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