This account reports on some experiences of facilitating action learning with international business students. Interest in international student learning and the international student experience is signiﬁcant and increasing with a considerable range of literature on the subject. Some of this literature is concerned with the perceived ‘problems’ or ‘deﬁcits’ which international learners are said to bring to the UK university experience. Elsewhere the beneﬁts which international students bring to the learning process are more positively highlighted. This paper describes some of the experiences derived from implementing action learning with a number of sets of inter- national postgraduate business and management students in an HE business school setting. Speciﬁcally, it considers how educational, learning and cultural differences, expectations and assumptions inﬂuence the student experience, and how collaborative learning can be developed.
- action learning
- international business students
- collaborative learning
- peer learning
- Higher Education