Professional and Practice-based Learning

Professional Learning in the Work Place for International Students

Exploring Theory and Practice

Editors: Barton, Georgina, Hartwig, Kay (Eds.)

  • Covers a range of disciplinary areas where international students undertake practicum
  • Features practices across the globe
  • Shares the voices of international students, their mentors/supervisors and university staff
  • Presents a robust theoretical framework that can be applied across diverse contexts
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About this book

This book shares a range of examples where international students have undertaken a work placement, practicum, internship or participated in work integrated learning. Contributions reflect on the successes and challenges that this particularly diverse group of students experience when undertaking work placement programs in a variety of disciplines, such as education, engineering and health. The book explores these experiences via three main conceptualisations: 1. Internationalisation and interculturalisation – including the diversity of international student cohorts and the associated policy, practices and assessment related to international students in higher education; 2. Multi-socialisation – of international students with a focus on new cultural contexts, professional learning and disciplinarity; and 3. Reflection and reflective practice – acknowledging that for improvement and change to occur those involved need to reflect on current and possible future practice. A working model of effective practice is introduced which can inform prospective international students, their mentors/supervisors, work placement coordinators and other relevant university staff.

About the authors

Dr Georgina Barton is an Associate Professor of literacies and pedagogy in the School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood at the University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. She has experience as a Program Director for preservice teachers and teaches English and literacy education. Before being an academic, Georgina taught in schools for over 20 years including teaching English in South India with Australian Volunteers International. She has been an acting Principal, coordinator of international students, and a lead teacher in the areas of literacy and numeracy. Georgina also has extensive experience in teaching the arts in schools and universities and often utilises the arts to support students’ literacy learning outcomes. She has over 60 publications in the areas of the arts and literacy. Her most recent book with Dr Gary Woolley is Developing Literacy in the Secondary Classroom with Sage publishers. 

Dr Kay Hartwig is the Director of Internationalisation in the School of Education and Professional Studies. She works closely with international students particularly during their placements in Australian schools as well as all stakeholders in the process including work sites and staff; university academic staff and administration staff. Through her role as Director of Internationalisation Kay also works closely with the university International Office. Kay has developed handbooks and supporting materials for international students, their mentor teachers and university staff that focus on the placement experience. She currently co-leads a large innovation and Development grant funded by the Australia Government through the Office of Learning and Teaching that explores international students’ experience during work placement. This grant includes six university sites across Australia. She has researched and written on quality teacher education.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Importance of Positive Intercultural Exchanges for International Students on Work Placements in Higher Education

    Barton, Georgina (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Work Placement for International Student Programmes (WISP): A Model of Effective Practice

    Barton, Georgina (et al.)

    Pages 13-34

  • Creating a Climate for Global WIL: Barriers to Participation and Strategies for Enhancing International Students’ Involvement in WIL in Canada and Australia

    Gribble, Cate (et al.)

    Pages 35-55

  • International Students, Inclusion and Professional Field Placements

    Harrison, Gai (et al.)

    Pages 57-73

  • Who Fails Whom? A Case Study Exploration of Factors Leading to Unsuccessful International Pre-service Teachers’ Work Placements

    Tangen, Donna (et al.)

    Pages 75-91

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60058-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60057-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Professional Learning in the Work Place for International Students
Book Subtitle
Exploring Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Georgina Barton
  • Kay Hartwig
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60058-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60058-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60057-4
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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