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Bringing the learning home: Programs to enhance study abroad outcomes in Australian Universities

Gothard, J., Downey, G. and Gray, T. (2012) Bringing the learning home: Programs to enhance study abroad outcomes in Australian Universities. Australian Government. Office for Learning and Teaching, Murdoch, W.A.

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Abstract

Bringing the learning home: re-entry programs to enhance study abroad outcomes in Australian universities' seeks both to enhance Australian students' international exchange and study abroad experience and better integrate student educational experience into the home campus. The project team proposes to develop and pilot a module of teaching resources, based on a structured program of experience-based learning and targeted specifically at the distinctive types of study exchange programs typically undertaken by Australian students. The resultant flexible learning and teaching module, designed to develop global and intercultural competence and trialed at three partner institutions, will comprise teaching and learning strategies, reflective on-line exercises, assessment suggestions, readings, workshop materials and videos. While focusing on all three phases of study abroad (pre-departure, the period abroad and return), the resultant teaching module will particularly capitalise on the re-entry phase as an under-utilised opportunity both to reinforce cross-cultural skills and to embed educational experiences into home curricula, enhancing the benefits to both students and universities.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Series Name: Final Report
Publisher: Australian Government. Office for Learning and Teaching
Publishers Website: http://www.tlc.murdoch.edu.au/project/btlh/
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14455
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