Skip to content

Teaching for transition and diversity


Teaching across learning and teaching cultures

Transitioning to tertiary study can be confronting and challenging for all students. They have to become familiar with a new culture of learning and teaching, and the language of their discipline area. Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds face particular challenges in that they have to learn new patterns of behaviour, adapt to different teaching pedagogies, and acquire new cultural and discipline knowledge, often in a second or third language.

This resource gives you practical advice, strategies and resources for dealing with the following:

Culture shock sign
Culture shock

How to ease the transition to academic study

Teacher thinking

How to deliver classes to diverse groups

Speech bubbles

How to keep your students actively engaged in the classroom

Assessment papers

How to make assessment tasks work for you and your students

Academic integrity sign
Academic integrity

How to support students to develop academic integrity