Congratulations to dr. Youdi Sun after successfully defended doctoral thesis Overcoming Cultural Differences in the Learning Process. The Case of Chinese Master’s Students in Lithuania (Education (S 007), scientific supervisor – prof. dr. Jolanta Lasauskienė).
The dissertation is available at Vytautas Magnus University, Klaipėda University, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius University and Lithuanian National M. Mažvydas Library
The dissertation is available at: 11 Studentų St. Academy, Kaunas district..
A brief summary is presented below.
The dissertation “Overcoming Cultural Differences in the Process of Education: The Case of Chinese Master’s Students in Lithuania” aims to better understand how Chinese foreign students learn during intercultural studies and understand the experience of adjustment in the academic environment of Lithuania. The dissertation highlights the students’ individual experiences, challenges, as well as factors affecting their adaptation in a new cultural, academic and linguistic environment. The conducted empirical research reveals that learning a foreign language, improving language skills, cultural differences, communication challenges, student interaction and cooperation are relevant and significant, but problematic aspects of adaptation in the Lithuanian academic environment. Arriving the adaptation of Chinese students in the Lithuanian academic environment is expressed through overcoming the initial learning shock and cultural differences in education.
Dissertation Defence Board:
Chair – prof. dr. Vilma Žydžiūnaitė (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Education S 007)
Prof. Dr. Remigijus Bubnys (Vilnius University Šiauliai Academy, Social Sciences, Education S 007)
Dr. David G. Hebert (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Social Sciences, Education S 007)
Prof. dr. Loreta Chodzkienė (Vilnius University, Social Sciences, Education S 007)
Prof. Rasa Nedzinskaitė-Mačiūnienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Social Sciences, Education S 007).