PSYCHOL 2010EX - International Psychology Experience

External - Winter - 2020

This course consists of an intensive overseas study tour introducing psychology students to Indonesian culture and society and providing a visit to overseas partner institutions and participation in academic seminars and/or cultural activities. The course is designed to give students a global perspective of psychology issues. Students will undertake field trips and discussions, sometimes alongside Indonesian students and will learn to analyse intercultural experience and to develop their ability to communicate in an international context.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PSYCHOL 2010EX
    Course International Psychology Experience
    Coordinating Unit Psychology
    Term Winter
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s External
    Units 3
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Restrictions B.PsychSc and BPsych(Adv)(Hons) students
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Deborah Turnbull

    Dr Amanda Taylor will also be attending and co-convening teaching sessions.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Critically compare the practice of psychology in Australia and Indonesia
    2. Demonstrate excellent communication skills
    3. Collaborate within a cross-cultural setting to understand psychology-based initiatives
    4. Critically review how global issues have relevance to psychology
    5. Demonstrate cultural reflexivity
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Background material relevant to the study tour, such as e-text books about Intercultural Psychology, are provided to students prior to departure.
    Recommended Resources
    Not applicable.
    Online Learning
    All learning and teaching materials are provided online.  
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Seminars: interactive seminars are provided throughout the course, tailored to the site visits of the study tour.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Total workload: 195 hours.  
    Learning Activities Summary
    Students attend an interactive seminar each morning together with Indonesian students, for which background reading is supplied.  This is followed by a site visit to local organisations.  
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students need to attend pre-departure meetings.

    Selection into the course is based on a combination of GPA, responses to application questions, and requires a short interview. Places are limited. Students can apply for HECS Help which covers all of the costs of the course.
    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Up to 22 students will participate and interactive seminars are conducted in small groups alongside Indonesian students.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Students' performance is assessed via their contribution to learning and teaching activities (a participation mark), a reflective diary and a report.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assessment Detail
    Participation (10%):
    10% is allocated to participation in activities related to the study tour. Students receive a score at the conclusion of each week which rates them according to the participation in field site vists and discussions.

    Reflective journal (40%):
    The reflective journal is for students to reflect upon their learning experiences; (2,500 words over the study tour.) Students are required to write journal entries and the academic supervisors may ask the students to comment from their journal.

    Project report (50%):
    An individual project report is presented of about 3,000 words.
    The reflective journal and project report is submitted via e-submission (Turnitin).
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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