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ERIC Number: EJ1087455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Chronicle of a Novice Researcher: The Challenges and Rewards
Gutteridge, David
International Journal of Training Research, v13 n2 p159-170 2015
This article reports on the experiences of a novice researcher undertaking a National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) scholarship programme. A summary of the research is provided, which involved a survey of international students completing vocational education and training (VET) courses in Tasmania. Whilst many students reported having local friends and being involved in social and community groups, some students did not feel welcomed by the broader community. The research suggested that community engagement could be enhanced by VET providers making students aware of low or no-cost social activities available to them and providing links to groups such as sporting clubs. The author reflects on the challenges and rewards of carrying out educational research and the impact on his own professional practice in the international education sector. The benefits to his organisation and education sector are considered; it is concluded that research is an excellent form of professional learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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