International social work student exchange

Miles, Debra, and Jones, Peter (2016) International social work student exchange. In: Halbert, Kelsey, Salter, Peta, Singh, Michael, and Howard, Elise, (eds.) Local Global Citizenship in Higher Education: a framework and case studies for curriculum development. James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, pp. 39-49.

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This case study explores the nature and impact of an international student mobility initiative within Social Work and Human Services at James Cook University (JCU), in Northern Australia. This initiative sits within a discipline-wide program of internationalisation that aims to increase students’ understanding of the complex global context in which they will practice as social workers and to facilitate, motivate and empower them to contribute to the goals of global social justice, potentially as agents of social change. This mobility project is just one of a number of internationalisation activities undertaken by the discipline, including the development of international reciprocal partnerships, collaborative international conferences, international staff exchanges, and research and publication collaborations with international partners. In 2014, international student exchange experiences were incorporated into one elective unit in the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree: WS2008: International Exchange, thus integrating the mobility project into the curriculum.

Item ID: 48298
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-9944984-7-2
Keywords: social work, international, student exchange
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Funders: Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 23:43
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440999 Social work not elsewhere classified @ 50%
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470212 Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 20%
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