Experience in the workplace is an important component of many study programmes in universities across the world, particularly in teacher education programmes (Darling-Hammond 2006a, b; Korthagen 2001; Korthagen and Kessels 1999). This experience, often referred to as practicum, professional or field experience, enables students to see first-hand how schools work, specifically where classroom practice is concerned. While experience in educational contexts such as schools is important for all teacher education students, it could be considered more high stakes for international students studying in these programmes due to differences in education systems,visa requirements and graduation timelines (Barton et al. 2015). Therefore, it is critical that workplace experiences for international students in teacher education courses are positive and viewed as a space for learning for both student and mentor teacher.
|Title of host publication||Professional learning in the work place for international students|
|Subtitle of host publication||Exploring theory and practice|
|Editors||Georgina Barton, Kay Hartwig|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Name||Professional and practice-based learning|
- work-integrated learning
- work-based learning
- international students
- teacher education
Barton, G., Hartwig, K., Joseph, D., & Podorova, A. (2017). Practicum for International Students in Teacher Education Programmes: An Investigation of Three University Sites Through Multisocialisation, Interculturalisation and Reflection. In G. Barton, & K. Hartwig (Eds.), Professional learning in the work place for international students: Exploring theory and practice (pp. 129-146). (Professional and practice-based learning; Vol. 19). Springer.