Enhancing Workplace Learning for International Students in Psychology: Learning from Students’ and Supervisors’ Perspectives

Liz Jones, Erin O’Connor, Christine Boag-Hodgson

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Psychology programmes provide a unique context for international students undertaking work placements. Based on in-depth interviews with international students and their supervisors, this chapter explores how the life histories of international students shape the strengths and vulnerabilities they bring to placements. We then describe how these strengths and vulnerabilities intersect with the affordances provided by workplaces to shape students’ experiences. We conclude with a number of recommendations for universities, supervisors, and workplaces to enhance the learning and performance of international students, as well as their contribution to workplaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessional Learning in the Work Place for International Students
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Theory and Practice
EditorsGeorgina Barton, Kay Hartwig
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600581
ISBN (Print)9783319600574
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProfessional and Practice-based Learning
ISSN (Print)2210-5549
ISSN (Electronic)2210-5557

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