Beyond practical preparation: a critical approach to preparing social work students for international experiences

Jones, Peter, Rowe, Simone, and Miles, Debra (2017) Beyond practical preparation: a critical approach to preparing social work students for international experiences. International Social Work. (In Press)

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Abstract

As critical discussions on the internationalisation of social work continue, the importance of preparing social work students undertaking international study is increasingly recognised. This article describes the preparation process developed for a group of Australian students undertaking international study experiences in Asia. In particular, the content of an online 'Intercultural Learning Module' is discussed, highlighting a process that moves beyond notions of cultural competence towards a critical appreciation of cultural diversity, imperialism, racism and privilege. Critical reflection on self and culture to develop intercultural practice skills is discussed and student reflections on the value and impact of these materials presented.

Item ID: 47700
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: intercultural learning, international social work, student exchange
ISSN: 1461-7234
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 01:57
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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