Promoting resilience and effective workplace functioning in international students in health courses

Nash, Robyn E. (2011) Promoting resilience and effective workplace functioning in international students in health courses. Australian Learning and Teaching Council, Sydney, NSW.

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The purpose of this project was to improve the quality of the learning experiences of international students in nursing, public health and nutrition and dietetics, both at university and in the clinical setting. The university worked in partnership with three major metropolitan health care facilities/services in Queensland to develop a framework and resources designed to promote quality work-integrated learning experiences for international students and clinical supervisory staff.

The Resilience in International Student Education (RISE) model consists of student and staff workshops complemented by a purpose-built Cultural Connections for Learning (CCL) website that provides access to a wide variety of information and other learning resources. Quantitative and qualitative evaluations indicate that the approach is highly valued by participants as it promotes useful dialogue, sharing of experiences and greater understanding regarding quality learning experiences for international students in the health workplace. It provides an ideal springboard for promoting collaboration between international students and clinical supervisors in the workplace. The resources developed have the potential to enhance student learning as well as clinical teaching. The challenge will be to achieve continued progress within international student education through the development of sustainable strategies to embed the program within the context of individual curricula.

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ID Code: 70899
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Project Team:
Mr Tony Azzopardi,
Dr Leonie Cox,
Associate Professor Carol Grech,
Ms Pamela Lemcke,
Ms Dee May,
Dr Yvonne Osborne,
Associate Professor Elizabeth Parker,
Dr Sandy Sacre,
Mr Scott Tyler,--
Project Coordinator:
Ms Jennifer Lock
ISBN: 9781921856914
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Deposited On: 02 May 2014 03:58
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2014 23:50

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