What does reflection look and feel like for international students? An exploration of reflective thinking, reflexivity and employability

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Barton, Georgina and Ryan, Mary. (2020). What does reflection look and feel like for international students? An exploration of reflective thinking, reflexivity and employability. Journal of International Students. 10(Special Issue 2), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10iS2.2848
AuthorsBarton, Georgina and Ryan, Mary
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Reflection, reflective thinking and reflexivity have received significant attention in the scholarly literature on higher education yet there is limited research that explores these concepts in relation to international students. This paper consequently explores what reflection and reflective thinking might look and feel like for international students. We theorizethe importance of supporting international students in becoming reflexive practitioners in their chosen area of study; particularly in respect to graduate attributes including reflection and employability. The paper attends to this theorizationby sharing Rodgers’ (2002) four functions of reflection, a reflective thinking model –the 4Rs –as well as Archer’s (2000, 2012) notion of reflexivity. Weexplore how higher educators might consider these frameworks comprehensively when working with international students particularly in the area of workplace experience.

Keywordsreflection; reflective thinking; reflexivity; international students; employability
Year2020
JournalJournal of International Students
Journal citation10 (Special Issue 2), pp. 1-16
PublisherUniversity Printing Services
ISSN2162-3104
2166-3750
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10iS2.2848
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85101543114
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