Working together: An international collaborative learning project for pre-service teachers

Warren Midgley, Henriette Van Rensburg, Laurence Tamatea

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    Julie and her husband have a dream of moving from Australia to a country in South-East Asia, a dream fuelled both by a love of the culture of that region and by a genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of at least some people who are less fortunate than themselves. Julie enrols in a teacher education programme in Australia, with a view to gaining a teaching position somewhere in South-East Asia. In this four-year programme, she learns about pedagogy and curriculum; she takes content courses in her subject areas; she explores learning theories, classroom management skills, assessment principles and professional development strategies. She completes 100 days of professional experience placements in Australian schools. She meets all the requirements of teacher registration. But is she ready to do the job that she really wants to do? Is she prepared to teach in a classroom in South-East Asia?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducational Innovations and Contemporary Technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing Teaching and Learning
    EditorsP. Redmond, J. Lock, P. Danaher
    Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Chapter9
    Pages150-168
    Number of pages19
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9781137468611
    ISBN (Print)9781137468604
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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    Midgley, W., Van Rensburg, H., & Tamatea, L. (2015). Working together: An international collaborative learning project for pre-service teachers. In P. Redmond, J. Lock, & P. Danaher (Eds.), Educational Innovations and Contemporary Technologies: Enhancing Teaching and Learning (1 ed., pp. 150-168). United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137468611_9