Tutoring akademicki jako forma wsparcia studentów zagranicznych w adaptacji do nowych warunków życia i nauki w Polsce
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Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Publication date: 2015-06-30
JoMS 2015;25(2):195–218
Student migrations are becoming more and more important part of international translocation of young people, which is exemplifi ed by the statistics of students’ dynamic mobility. Traveling abroad to acquire higher education in a foreign country is both an opportunity to progress and a cause of problems. Foreign students are usually at the periphery of society when they arrive at another country, where the culture and language are diff erent than in their homeland. Immigrants also feel the weakening of family and friend bonds. They have to find their way through the new environment, which may be extremely hard, provided they do not have any migration supportive social network. Th is is why, actions to support student migration societies are crucial. One of the actions may be introducing academic tutoring to tertiary-level schools. Tutoring is a method of individualized education, based on an individual and supportive relationship between a student and a tutor. The basic assumptions of tutoring are: taking care of an integral development of a protege, concentrating on personal problems and needs of a student, eliciting his hidden potential, bonding with him, and taking into account his values and personal aims during work. Basing on these principles, tutoring may help educational migrants to adapt to a new living and academic environment.