Sihui Wang

Research title

Identity Negotiation and Participation in Intercultural Classroom: Perspectives of International Students at a British University

Research summary

Research summary

Research title: Identity negotiation and participation in intercultural classrooms: Perspectives of international students at a British university

The internationalisation of higher education worldwide has seen a dramatic increase in the number of international students. Encountering culturally and linguistically different site of the classroom, many students experience difficulties to negotiate their student identities and classroom participation. It is of great importance to investigate how international students as newcomers adapt to the new context to facilitate their studies overseas and it can also make policy implications to British higher education and other international institutions that might have a similar diverse population of international students. This research aims to explore how international students negotiate their identity and participation in intercultural classrooms at a British university. 


Grants

The current research project is jointly sponsored by China Scholarship Council and University of Glasgow


Conferences

Wang, S. (2016). Intercultural classrooms as communities of practice: Identity negotiation in the changing context of UK higher education. In Comparative Educational Society in Europe (CESE 2016). U.K.: Glasgow, May 31-Jun 3, 2016 (unpublished).

Wang, S. (2016). Negotiating Researcher’s Identity and Practicing Reflexivity. In British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) Student Conference 2016. U.K.: London, Jun 5, 2016 (unpublished).

Wang, S. (2017). The messiness of data analysis deriving from fieldwork and data collection. In British Association of International and Comparative Education (BAICE) Student Conference 2017. U.K.: London, Jun 5, 2017 (unpublished).

Wang, S. (2017). Ethnographic case study of international students’ classroom participation and identity negotiation in the changing context of UK higher education. International Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC 2017). Jun 19-20, 2017 (unpublished).

Wang, S. (2017). Listening to the voices behind the silence: Chinese students' positioning in intercultural classrooms at a British university. In European Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2017). Denmark: Copenhagen, Aug 22-25 2017 (Unpublished). 


Teaching

Jan 2017-now: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Advanced Educational Research, School of Education, University of Glasgow

Mar-Aug 2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Online MSc course in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, School of Education, University of Glasgow

Jul 2014-Jun 2015: College English Lecturer, School of Foreign Languages, Shaanxi Normal University, China


Additional information

Educational background

  • 2015 to date      PhD researcher, School of Education, University of Glasgow
  • 2013-2014        Exchange study for MA in TESOL, School of Education, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • 2012-2015        MA in Applied Linguistics, School of Foreign Languages, Shaanxi Normal Unversity, China
  • 2007-2011        BA in English Linguistics, School of Foreign Languages,  Harbin Unversity of Commerce, China