A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF LEARNING COMMUNITY IMPACTS ON INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUCCESS

Authors

  • Fadeke Adeola Atobatele Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Percy Chris Kpodo Educational Foundations and Research, University of North Dakota, North Dakota, United States.
  • Isabel Obiageli Eke Department of Education SA, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i3.967

Abstract

This paper presents a systematic review of the literature concerning the role and impact of learning communities in fostering the success of international students within higher education settings. With the ever-increasing globalization of education, understanding the dynamics and effectiveness of learning communities for international students has become imperative. This review synthesizes findings from various scholarly works, examining the influence of learning communities on engagement, learning outcomes, and overall satisfaction among international students. The synthesis of literature reveals that learning communities play a pivotal role in supporting international student success across multiple dimensions. Firstly, these communities facilitate greater engagement among international students by providing platforms for interaction, collaboration, and cultural exchange. Through active participation in learning communities, international students develop a sense of belonging and connection within their academic environment, which is essential for their overall well-being and academic achievement. Secondly, the review underscores the positive impact of learning communities on the learning outcomes of international students. By fostering collaborative learning environments and encouraging peer support, these communities enhance academic performance and promote deeper understanding of course materials. Additionally, participation in learning communities exposes international students to diverse perspectives and alternative learning approaches, enriching their educational experience and enhancing their critical thinking skills. Furthermore, the synthesis highlights the significant role of learning communities in promoting overall satisfaction among international students. By providing social support networks, academic resources, and opportunities for personal growth, these communities contribute to a positive student experience and increase retention rates among international student populations. This systematic review provides valuable insights into how learning communities serve as pivotal support systems for international students within higher education contexts. By fostering engagement, enhancing learning outcomes, and promoting satisfaction, learning communities play a crucial role in facilitating the success and well-being of international students in their academic pursuits.

Keywords: Learning, Community, Impacts, International Students, Success.

Published

2024-03-28

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