A phenomenological study of an international teaching practicum: Pre-service teachers' experiences of professional development
TATE Volume 36, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This article reports a research project planned and organized by the School of Educational Studies of Universiti Sains Malaysia to provide an international teaching practicum experience to six pre-service teachers for six weeks in Maldives. Using qualitative data from an open-ended questionnaire and reflective journals, the six pre-service teachers' experience of professional development during their international teaching practicum is examined, analysed and described. The findings show that the six students experienced beneficial and meaningful professional development. Some challenges and limitations of the international practicum are also highlighted. Based on this study, implications for teacher education/training of TESOL/TESL teachers are suggested.
Kabilan, M.K. (2013). A phenomenological study of an international teaching practicum: Pre-service teachers' experiences of professional development. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 36(1), 198-209. Elsevier Ltd.