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Student and teacher partnerships to promote global learning in a short-term mobility program


Botwright-Acuna, T and Atkinson, J and Kunz, M and Bok, EC and Gales, O and Gracie, A and Ariyaratne, M and Marambe, B and Silva, P and Beneragama, C, Student and teacher partnerships to promote global learning in a short-term mobility program, Proceedings of the 2019 HERDSA Annual Conference, 2-5 July 2019, Auckland, New Zealand (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Internationalisation in contemporary higher education is one strategy that aims to ensure graduates are prepared to work and live in a global community (Leask, 2013). One approach is to provide opportunities for students to undertake part of their study abroad at partner institutions. We explored how peer learning between visiting students and the hosts may contribute to their intercultural competency, using a 4-week short-term mobility program to Sri Lanka to study agricultural sustainability and biodiversity as a case study. A unique feature of this case study is that a group of three Australian students were partners with a Sri Lankan student throughout the program. Students were encouraged to form their own groups within a few days of arrival, which provided time for the students to settle into their new environment and to get to know each other. The student partners worked together on their final in-country report, which could address any aspect of the study tour and delivered to the faculty at the end of the program.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:student mobility
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Botwright-Acuna, T (Professor Tina Acuna)
UTAS Author:Atkinson, J (Mr Joe Atkinson)
UTAS Author:Kunz, M (Mr Michael Kunz)
UTAS Author:Bok, EC (Ms Erin Bok)
UTAS Author:Gales, O (Mr Oliver Gales)
UTAS Author:Gracie, A (Professor Alistair Gracie)
ID Code:133548
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Agriculture and Food Systems
Deposited On:2019-07-01
Last Modified:2019-07-05

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