Collaborative conferences: A scholarly pathway to international student experiences in social work education
摘要：Within social work education there is increasing interest in ensuring that the professional curriculum includes a clearly ‘internationalised’dimension. While the exact form of this internationalisation varies widely from institution to institution and, indeed, across countries, some common elements can be discerned, including the practice of embedding international perspectives within course content and facilitating faculty and student exchanges across geographical and cultural boundaries. This paper reports on a strategy developed as part of a partnership between two university social work departments, located in Australia and India. The strategy involves the regular convening of collaboratively organised international conferences, where social work students on exchange are actively involved in the organisation and implementation of the conference. The benefits and challenges of this strategy are discussed, with a particular emphasis on the way in which this approach promotes scholarly development and exposure as well as intercultural learning.
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