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

Robson, Fiona, Forster, Gillian and Powell, Lynne (2016) Participatory learning in residential weekends: benefit or barrier to learning for the international student? Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53 (3). pp. 274-284. ISSN 1470-3297

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14703297.2014.937731

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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, cultural diversity, intercultural learning, management development, participatory learning
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Nicola King
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 12:44
Last Modified: 10 May 2016 12:24
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17503

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