Taking student research to international seas: kaiako and student reflections on their digital journey

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Chutuape, Darlyn
Porter, Kushla
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Student research
Learning strategies
Primary health care
Communication barriers
Research collaborations
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Chutuape, D., & Porter, K. (2023, September 8). Taking student research to international seas: kaiako and student reflections on their digital journey [Symposium presentation]. Te Manawa Reka Curiosity Research Symposium, Toi Ohomai Te Pūkenga, Tauranga, New Zealand.
The past year has seen changes in our Applied Business Research paper as we offered a platform for ākonga to share research ideas through showcasing events at Toi Ohomai | Te Pūkenga. But what happens when the opportunity presents itself for students to share their research at an international research conference? As the digital age makes it all the more possible to share research across the seas, an intrepid pair of ākonga and kaiako went on a research journey that turned out to be a rewarding and fulfilling experience for both. For the ākonga, participating in the conference meant being immersed in a novel research experience where feedback from experts sharpened her focus on a topic that she is passionate about - exploring communication barriers in the primary healthcare sector. For the kaiako, this collaboration brought home the realisation of how partnerships with students result in meaningful learning that goes beyond the classroom experience. This presentation is a sharing of kaiako and ākonga reflections from their post-conference hui. Using the “What? So what? Now what?” reflective model from Rolfe et al. (2001), the presenters will share their experience, the challenges and rewards of participating in the event, and plans for moving forward with their research. The presenters hope that sharing their reflections will encourage symposium participants to consider the value of undertaking research in partnership with ākonga and mutually embarking on the wonders of the research journey.
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