Practicum for international students in teacher education programs: an investigation of three university sites through multisocialisation, interculturalisation and reflection

Barton, Georgina and Hartwig, Kay and Joseph, Dawn and Podorova, Anna (2017) Practicum for international students in teacher education programs: an investigation of three university sites through multisocialisation, interculturalisation and reflection. 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. 129-146. ISBN 978-3-319-60057-4

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Abstract

This chapter explores the practicum experience of international students undertaking education programs at three different universities in Australia. International students were interviewed about their practicum experiences with a particular focus on what worked well and what needed improvement. Through a thematic analysis as well as identifying aspects of the interview data related to multisocialisation, interculturalisation and reflection models the authors share findings even though international students may experience difficulties during their practicum they also note that these experiences allow them to learn. When mentor teachers were able to recognise the international students’ strengths then placements were successful. Further, unpacking areas that need improvement through a supportive manner enabled students to learn and reconstruct their practice. The rich and informative data on the challenges and successful approaches across the three sites in this study add to the body of literature regarding effective ways to improve work placements for international students.


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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: 30 Nov 2017 07:06
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: practicum; international students; teacher education programs
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32766

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