Participatory learning in residential weekends: benefit or barrier to learning for the international student?

Fiona Robson, Gillian Forster, Lynne Powell

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Abstract

The context for this research is a residential learning weekend which is embedded into all postgraduate programmes at Newcastle Business School via a management development module entitled ‘Developing Self’. The objective of this study was to identify and explore how participatory learning in multicultural groups enables international students to increase their self-awareness and to develop team-building and leadership skills. Using an interpretivist methodology comprising semi-structured interviews with 14 self-selected international students, the data are analysed using the funnel structure of progressive focusing and is presented alongside a number of illuminating quotes. Our findings show that students perceive participatory learning to provide significant benefits to their studies as well as their future career as managers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-284
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Volume53
Issue number3
Early online date14 Aug 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2016

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