Practicum for International Students in Teacher Education Programmes: An Investigation of Three University Sites Through Multisocialisation, Interculturalisation and Reflection.

Georgina Barton, Kay Hartwig, Dawn Joseph, Anna Podorova

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessional learning in the work place for international students
Subtitle of host publicationExploring theory and practice
EditorsGeorgina Barton, Kay Hartwig
PublisherSpringer
Pages129-146
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783319600581
ISBN (Print)9783319600574
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameProfessional and practice-based learning
Volume19
ISSN (Print)2210-5549
ISSN (Electronic)2210-5557

Keywords

  • work-integrated learning
  • work-based learning
  • international students
  • teacher education
  • placement
  • practicum

Cite this

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.