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Global education : travel and new imaginaries for teachers' work

Dyer, Julie 2010, Global education : travel and new imaginaries for teachers' work, in SEAA & SASOSE 2010 : Proceedings of the SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference : Learning for Life : Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice., [SEAA & SASOSE], [Adelaide, S.A.], pp. 1-20.

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Title Global education : travel and new imaginaries for teachers' work
Author(s) Dyer, Julie
Conference name Social Educators' Association of Australia Biennial Conference with The South Australian Studies of Society and Environment Council Annual Conference (2010 : Adelainde, S.A.)
Conference location Adelaide, S.A
Conference dates 19 - 21 Feb. 2010
Title of proceedings SEAA & SASOSE 2010 : Proceedings of the SEAA Biennial Conference with SASOSE Annual Conference : Learning for Life : Sustainability, Global Citizenship and Social Justice.
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Social Educators' Association of Australia Conference
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 21
Publisher [SEAA & SASOSE]
Place of publication [Adelaide, S.A.]
Keyword(s) global education
globalisation
cosmopolitan teaching
teachers
travel
Summary This workshop reports on Learning across Latitude - a trans-national collaborative project that joined teacher education students from Australia, Denmark and Malaysia. The project offered a unique opportunity for students to explore concepts and dialogue with their teacher education peers in three countries. Over a two week period, 116 students in 13 forums posted 365 messages into a forum space hosted by Deakin University. 
During week 1, students introduced themselves to each other and discussed their reasons to become teachers, qualities of a good teacher and the issues facing teaching in their country. Because many students life experiences are local in experience such a project expands notions of being a teacher in a global world. Student’s responses to qualities of a good teacher were analysed to build knowledge of global teacher identities.
During week 2 students discussed what it means to be a good citizen in their country. How is citizenship as a concept explained across three countries? In the virtual discussions for Malaysian and Danish students, English was a second language. These forums opened new awareness for all students of the challenges of conversing with English as second language students.
This project illustrated that the changing contexts of education and globalisation means new opportunities and challenges for teacher education at local and global levels. Implications from Learning across Latitudes suggest possibilities for teacher education to build global citizenship, and teacher identities as technology enables such possibilities.
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Language eng
Field of Research 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management)
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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