Scaffolding for inter-cultural learning: reflections on the process and content of a preparation module for international student experiences

Jones, Peter, and Rowe, Simone (2013) Scaffolding for inter-cultural learning: reflections on the process and content of a preparation module for international student experiences. In: Abstracts from the De Novo '13 International Social Work Conference. From: De Novo '13 International Conference: international social work: crossing borders, building bridges, 5-8 November 2013, Cochin, Kerala, India. (Unpublished)

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Continued interest in providing Australian social work students with international study opportunities has led to consideration of how best to prepare such students for these cross-cultural experiences. In this paper the authors reflect on the process involved in developing an online module focused on 'inter-cultural learning'. This module is one component of the preparation process for students from James Cook University travelling overseas on work-integrated learning (WIL) study trips. The module attempts to move beyond simple, practical, travel considerations and challenges students to engage with broader concepts and dynamics as part of their preparation. This 'critical' approach makes clear links between their travel preparation and key aspects of the social work curriculum in which they are currently engaged. The content of the module is outlined, including sections on culture; imperialism and cultural diversity; racism and privilege; critical reflection; and inter-cultural practice. The rationale for this content is discussed and plans for future evaluation of the module identified.

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