West meets East : examining the use of reflective journals in international study programs

Menzies, Jane L. 2012, West meets East : examining the use of reflective journals in international study programs, Journal of international business education, vol. 7, pp. 121-140.

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Title West meets East : examining the use of reflective journals in international study programs
Author(s) Menzies, Jane L.ORCID iD for Menzies, Jane L. orcid.org/0000-0002-7685-8586
Journal name Journal of international business education
Volume number 7
Start page 121
End page 140
Total pages 20
Publisher NeilsonJournals Publishing
Place of publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1649-4946
Summary This paper documents the learning of a sample of 15 MBA students who have participated in an experiential international study program to China, and have used a reflective journal as a learning activity. Kolb and Kolb’s (2005) experiential model is used to analyse the learning experiences of the MBA students. Students encountered a number of learning benefits from reflective journal writing, and this included deep reflection, enjoyment, and being able to link theory with reality. The study found that students were able to develop knowledge from their experiences in China by crystallising those experiences when writing a reflective journal. The students developed knowledge about China’s economic growth, reasons for why it is growing, and students were able to critically analyse the challenges China faces from a moral, fairness, and environmental perspective.
Language eng
Field of Research 150308 International Business
Socio Economic Objective 910402 Management
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051680

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