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Cross-cultural ‘distance’, ‘friction’ and ‘flow’: exploring the experiences of pre-service teachers on international practicum

Författare och institution:
Liisa Uusimäki (Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik); Teresa Swirski (-)
Publicerad i:
Asia Pacific Journal of Education,, 36 ( 3 ) s. 425-436
ISSN:
0218-8791
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
The focus of this paper is to illustrate Australian regional pre-service teachers’ perceptions of an international practicum: their cross-cultural understanding, notions of privilege and teacher/professional identity development. Findings indicate that there were three overlapping dimensions of cross-cultural understanding for pre-service teachers: distance, friction and flow. At times students acknowledged the value of their placement, yet indicated a lack of empathy and engagement with the culture visited. At other times there was clear frustration at the cultural differences, alongside a growth in awareness. The fullest dimension was where pre-service teachers and their students learnt from each other, signalling a sharing towards cross-cultural understanding. Implications of these findings aim to inform how international practicums are designed in the future, as well as signalling directions for further research relating to these border crossings.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Utbildningsvetenskap
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Utbildningsvetenskap ->
Pedagogik ->
Internationell pedagogik
Nyckelord:
international practicum; pre-service teachers; cross-cultural understanding;
Postens nummer:
232301
Posten skapad:
2016-02-22 15:33
Posten ändrad:
2016-08-09 08:47

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