Exploring emotions in international student engagement and learning

  • Steve Johnson Murdoch University
  • Ilan Zagoria
  • Kerry-Lee Jacobsen



(Received 7 May, 2020. Published online 27 November, 2020.)

Despite growing recognition of the importance of emotions in education, the role of academic emotions in the learning of international students remains under-researched. This paper introduces key educational psychological, sociocultural and poststructuralist approaches to emotions in educational contexts, and discusses different methodological considerations. Within the context of changing views towards international students, it then reviews the scant literature on international student emotions in learning. Finally, it offers a range of practices to enhance positive academic emotions for international students in Australia, as well as possibilities for further research.

How to Cite
JohnsonS., ZagoriaI., & JacobsenK.-L. (2020). Exploring emotions in international student engagement and learning. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 14(2), 57-68. Retrieved from https://journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/view/667