Reflection and reflective practice for international students and their supervisors in context

Barton, Georgina and Ryan, Mary (2017) Reflection and reflective practice for international students and their supervisors in context. In: Professional learning in the work place for international students: exploring theory and practice. Professional and Practice-Based Learning, 19. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, pp. 93-110. ISBN 978-3-319-60057-4


Reflection and reflective thinking is critical for personal and professional growth, particularly within the higher education sector. Assessment for example, can often expect students to reflect on various experiences or concepts. However, there is evidence, in the literature, to suggest that students are not adequately taught how to reflect; leaving tasks and products more superficial than what is possible. Further, reflection is necessary during workplace components of higher education programs for success. For international students, reflection may be carried out differently to their supervisors in a workplace context and we argue that both the international student and the supervisor need stronger awareness of these possible differences in order for a positive exchange to occur. This chapter therefore highlights what these differences might look like and offers ways in which all stakeholders can utilise effective reflective practice for personal and professional growth.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted Version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 04:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: international students; higher education; supervisors
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education

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