Typologies of student experiences and constructed meanings of learning in international placements Populations

Crabtree, Sara Ashencaen and Parker, Jonathan and Azlinda, Azman and Paul Carlo, Dolly (2015) Typologies of student experiences and constructed meanings of learning in international placements Populations. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 25 (1). pp. 42-53. ISSN 2165-0993

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Abstract

This paper discusses findings from a three-year British Council funded project into social work student placements in Malaysia. Processes of student learning in unfamiliar cultural contexts were examined in relation to three cohorts of students. Here typologies of experience influencing learning, elicited from student-recorded data, are discussed. Analysis suggests that students undergo a process of liminality, adjustment or resistance to the contexts of community, culture and placements encountered in international settings. Emergent themes were identified as naïve acceptance, critical revelation, critical observation, epiphany, critical reactionary, professional rejection and antagonistic response. Implications for international placements are examined based on the data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: practice learning, cultural competency, international, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 01:32
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 07:07
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/10567

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