Learning from others: A critical reflection on an international study programme

Alison McInnes, Joan Goss, Hannah Fisher, Robyn Brockman

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This article offers a critical reflection on an international social work study programme at a Northern European university in 2015. This study develops a shared sense of the expectations and experiences of two academic staff and two students who took part in this social work programme. Interesting findings from this life-changing opportunity were ascertained and included awareness of own motivational learning as well as developing cultural competencies (including language and communication skills), intellectual competencies (including working with others to solve problems), social competencies (including increases in self-confidence and self-awareness) and professional competencies (via increases in professional networks). This supports national data regarding the importance of student mobility including study visits abroad.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)337-350
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number1
Early online date22 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019


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