Influences of Globalisation and Culture on Motivation of Students in Higher Education in the UAE

Mohammed Hussain Randeree (United Arab Emirates University, UAE)

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives

ISSN: 2077-5504

Article publication date: 1 December 2008

Issue publication date: 1 December 2008

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Abstract

This paper examines the educational environment of indigenous Gulf Arab students at a UAE institution, many from rural families and with English skills that need further development. The influences on a group of freshman Engineering students, their developing learning skills and the coaching they are given is explored. Practical methods for motivating such students to cross boundaries of world-view and sentiment are discussed, whereby a focus is maintained on their personal context and objectives whilst aiming to achieve excellence in academic accomplishment. A pre-freshman stage is introduced to fill the language void, easing the transition between High School, College and University. A personal view is presented from an educator who himself is crossing many boundaries.

Citation

Randeree, M.H. (2008), "Influences of Globalisation and Culture on Motivation of Students in Higher Education in the UAE", Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 13-25. https://doi.org/10.18538/lthe.v5.n2.05

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Emerald Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008 Mohammed Hussain Randeree

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Publisher's note: The Publisher would like to inform the reader that the article “Influences of Globalisation and Culture on Motivation of Students in Higher Education in the UAE ” has changed pagination. Previous pagination was pp. 1-13. The updated pagination for the article is now pp. 13-25. The Publisher apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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