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Added Value in Collaboration

By Wei Wei, David DeBrot & Matthew Cowan The LSU offers an array of services for our students which include workshops and one-on-one consultations to support them with academic language and learning support for their degree programs. But one service in particular that we provide has become probably the most successful in terms of numbers […]

A Comparison of Learning Strategies

Study by Carol Witney & Wei Wei Infographic By Wei Wei The infographic below is of an investigation into the learning strategies employed by two groups of students at our university. The primary research question was, What underlying variable(s) can explain the academic performance between Student Learning Advice Mentors (SLAMs) and Students At Risk (SARs)? And, more […]

Critical Thinking Study Part 1

By Matthew Cowan, LSU Sometime last year we embarked on an investigation into what it actually means to expect our students to demonstrate critical thinking in their classwork, examinations, and assignments. We were curious to find out what our students actually thought critical thinking was and when and where it’s important to use. All this, […]

Rote Learning: the best of a bad lot?

By Sam Graham and Truong Thuy Van, LSU Rote learning has a bad name in the West. Sure, we need to memorise things. An immediate grasp of times tables, for example, is useful. We also need a foundation of knowledge before we can do any serious thinking. However, encouraging rote learning or memorisation for it’s […]

An insight into Nguyen Bao Nhu Quynh

Nguyễn Bảo Như Quỳnh was in the top 2% of graduates in 2012 from RMIT University (worldwide), earning a Bachelor of Professional Communication with Distinction from the Saigon campus. She transitioned directly from her internship as a Junior Copywriter at DDB Vietnam into a full-time role as Copywriter, and has now been working full-time for […]

Want to remember? Don’t skim 100 times

The LSU blog turns 1 year old this month. So far we’ve posted over 90 articles, reached over 18,000 viewers  and have built our followers to over 300 in 93 countries.  Thanks for reading! In honor of this, we are going back to one of our first articles published on this blog – one from […]

2012 English Teacher of the Year

Recently Matt interviewed Danny Green, RMIT Vietnam’s 2012 English Teacher of the Year, and asked him about life teaching in Saigon. Click for Matts interview with Danny

“Teacher! I have no ideas!”

By Matthew Cowan, LSU We’re always getting requests from students for advice on how to come up with ideas for essays, particularly as submission deadlines wheel round. It can be a tough one to deal with. How do you advise someone on how to come up with something as abstract as an idea? Telling them […]

My journey

Featuring Dr. Wei Wei, LSU

In this video, Wei talks about his experience transitioning from being an undergraduate student in China to a graduate student in England.

Below  is Wei’s step-by-step account of the changes required in his expectations and perspectives towards learning and academic success. In the video he also gives specific advice to students on how to make the transition to an international university such as RMIT University Vietnam.

Leave a comment below to let Wei know how his experience connects to yours or your students’.

What principles guide your teaching practice?

By Mark Hershey Mark Hershey has been living and teaching in Asia for over a dozen years.  He is especially interested in theories of learning. I had no idea what I was doing the first time I walked into an English as a second language classroom. On that day I was volunteering to substitute for […]

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