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ERIC Number: EJ974356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
What Pre-Service Teachers Bring Home when They Travel Abroad: Rethinking Teaching through a Short International Immersion Experience
Rodriguez, Encarnacion
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v5 n3 p289-305 Fall 2011
This article focuses on the impact of an education course with a short immersion trip to Bolivia on a group of pre-service teachers and the way in which it changed students' understanding of education and of their role as educators. Based on the responses of six of these former students to a short survey, this article argues that the main impact of this course was helping these prospective teachers to enhance their understanding of education as a community-based enterprise and to develop new pedagogical tools that provided them with a greater sense of agency as teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bolivia