Typologies of learning in international placements.

Ashencaen Crabtree, S., Parker, J., Azman, A. and Masu'd, F., 2015. Typologies of learning in international placements. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 25 (1), pp. 42-53.

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DOI: 10.1080/02185385.2014.1003393


This article discusses findings from a three-year British Council-funded project into social work student placements in Malaysia. Processes of student learning in unfamiliar cultural contexts were examined in relation to three cohorts of students. Here typologies of experience influencing learning, elicited from student-recorded data, are discussed. Analysis suggests that students undergo a process of liminality, adjustment or resistance to the contexts of community, culture and placements encountered in international settings. Emergent themes are identified as naive acceptance, critical revelation, critical observation, epiphany, critical reactionary, professional rejection and antagonistic response. Implications for international placements are discussed based on the data.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:practice learning, cultural competency, international
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:21641
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:12 Jan 2015 12:53
Last Modified:11 Nov 2015 15:39


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