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A Phenomenological Study of an International Teaching Practicum: Pre-service Teachers’ Experiences of Professional Development
The purpose of this article is to identify, examine and describe the pre-service teachers’ perceived gains of professional development during an international teaching practicum. The data reveal that the international teaching practicum stint has enhanced the pre-service teachers’ awareness of aspects of language and language teaching-learning. Furthermore, this observational learning has assisted the pre-service teachers to internalize new learning and experiences. Finally, teaching in the Maldivian schools was a new learning experience for the pre-service teachers, who have gained understanding of new world views of education and culture from teaching English in Maldives.
Updated: Oct. 12, 2015