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Global education : travel and new imaginaries for teachers' work

conference contribution
posted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Julie Dyer
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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Event

Social Educators' Association of Australia Biennial Conference with The South Australian Studies of Society and Environment Council Annual Conference (2010 : Adelainde, S.A.)

Pagination

1 - 20

Publisher

[SEAA & SASOSE]

Location

Adelaide, S.A

Place of publication

[Adelaide, S.A.]

Start date

2010-02-19

End date

2010-02-21

Language

eng

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E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2010, SEAA & SASOSE

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.

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