Student exchange: preparing graduates for social work practice in globalised environments

Miles, Debra, Gopalkrishnan, Narayan, Francis, Abraham, Harris, Nonie, Howard, Elise, Jones, Peter, King, Julie, Zuchowski, Ines, Dhephasadin, Piyachat, and Puthantharayil, George (2016) Student exchange: preparing graduates for social work practice in globalised environments. Social Dialogue, 14. p. 42.

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Social work in a globalised environment requires preparing social work graduates with intercultural skills, respect for alternative worldviews and a commitment to the coproduction of intellectual knowledge and theory informing social work practice. Incorporating a student exchange program as part of social work degrees enables students to gain exposure to social work practice in alternative contexts. Such programs have been found to contribute to developing student confidence, intercultural awareness and international employability (Bell & Anscombe, 2013; Bohman & Borglin, 2014; Choi, Slaugbaugh & Kim, 2012: Van Hoff & Verbeeten, 2005).

Item ID: 44595
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 2221-352X
Keywords: social work, student exchange, internationalisation
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 02:10
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 50%
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