ERIC Number: EJ1096354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Participatory Learning in Residential Weekends: Benefit or Barrier to Learning for the International Student?
Robson, Fiona; Forster, Gillian; Powell, Lynne
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v53 n3 p274-284 2016
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.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Semi Structured Interviews, Colleges, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Leadership, Participatory Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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