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ERIC Number: EJ1079903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1179-7665
Two Frameworks for Preparing Teachers for the Shift from Local to Global Educational Environments
Craig, Barbara; Stevens, Ken
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, v16 n2 p11-25 2012
The research outlined in this paper is based on the convergence of two conceptual frameworks that guide the transfer of knowledge and skills from traditional teacher education, which focused on teaching in single classrooms, to open networked learning environments that include both inter-institutional teaching and learning and local and global community engagement. Through these frameworks, schools can be extended in terms of time, space, organisation, and capacity. This will be demonstrated on the basis of New Zealand research in inner-city urban environments and Canadian research in rural Newfoundland and Labrador. There are implications for the professional education of teachers from schools that have the capacity to engage with global learning environments, including new ways of relating to learners, learners' parents, networks, and communities. Several of these implications will be analysed in the conclusion of the paper and should generate discussion that will inform current and future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; New Zealand
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