PSYCHOL 2010EX - International Psychology Experience
External - Winter - 2020
General Course Information
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 Description 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.
Course Coordinator: Professor Deborah TurnbullDr Amanda Taylor will also be attending and co-convening teaching sessions.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Critically compare the practice of psychology in Australia and Indonesia
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills
- Collaborate within a cross-cultural setting to understand psychology-based initiatives
- Critically review how global issues have relevance to psychology
- 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)
1,3,4 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
1,3,4 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
2,3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,2,5 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
5 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
Required ResourcesBackground material relevant to the study tour, such as e-text books about Intercultural Psychology, are provided to students prior to departure.
Recommended ResourcesNot applicable.
Online LearningAll learning and teaching materials are provided online.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesSeminars: 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 SummaryStudents 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 RequirementsStudents 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 ExperienceUp to 22 students will participate and interactive seminars are conducted in small groups alongside Indonesian students.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment SummaryStudents' performance is assessed via their contribution to learning and teaching activities (a participation mark), a reflective diary and a report.
Assessment Related RequirementsNil
Assessment DetailParticipation (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.
SubmissionThe reflective journal and project report is submitted via e-submission (Turnitin).
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.
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Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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