Resilience, global threat, and international professional experience

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Abstract

Student mobility is growing as an embedded feature of the globalization of university education in Australia. Students electing to complete part of their tertiary study or professional experiences related to their area of study overseas negotiate complex issues pertaining to intercultural understanding in situ and on a daily basis.International professional experience (IPE) can be richly rewarding, yet also present challenges. One of the international challenges of the twenty-first century is associated with the threat of global terrorism. On a recent Faculty of Education IPE program to Malaysia, pre-service teachers’ anxiety was heightened due to rumors of a terrorism threat. These concerns disrupted the cohort’s equilibrium, despite the Australian Department of Foreign Affair and Trade (DFAT) not raising their security rating for Malaysia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience
EditorsAnge Fitzgerald, Graham Parr, Judy Williams
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages153-167
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789811048678
ISBN (Print)9789811048661
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

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