current research on international students acknowledges the many challenges
that they face when undertaking study in another country. There are additional challenges
when these students participate in various work environments. Understanding
that individual international students have distinct needs, in particular
during work placement components of study, is not present in existing learning
and teaching and research studies.
This Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) project, led by Griffith University, aims to improve the ways in which international students, as individuals, engage with their work placement as well as with their mentors or industry partner throughout the assessment process. The project will identify current procedures and practices; identify challenges and concerns as well as successes for international students; and develop a working model of effective practice which will inform a website and accompanying supporting materials and resources.