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Towards Effective International Work-Integrated Learning Practica in Development Studies: Reflections on the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies' Development Studies Professional Practicum

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In recent years, overseas work-integrated learning practica have become an increasingly important part of development studies curricula in ‘Northern’ universities. This paper examines the factors that shape pedagogical effectiveness in the provision of such programmes, focusing on the case of the Australian Consortium for ‘In-Country’ Indonesian Studies' Development Studies Professional Practicum. Particular attention is given to the five principles of effective practice identified by Benjamin Lough in relation to international social work placements.

Keywords: Development studies; Indonesia; experiential learning; internships

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Discipline of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Adelaide, Australia

Publication date: 2012-08-01

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