Learning together through international collaboration in teacher education in Malaysia is the report of an enterprising partnership between:
Working collaboratively with colleagues in Malaysia, the University of Hertfordshire School of Education designed, validated, supported and quality assured a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree programme for initial teacher training for a single cohort of 120 students over four years.
All the students graduated in 2010.
Learning together through international collaboration in teacher education in Malaysia provides a record of the project itself.
It also documents in-depth insights from contributors to the project in two main areas:
Senior managers, teacher educators and lecturers shared some of their learning from working together to develop and implement the new degree programme.
Student teachers also voiced some experiences from their school placements including:
Glimpses of 'lively and attractive' classes in which 'pupils enjoy and feel comfortable to learn' and 'are eager to answer my questions' are also included in the report.
School mentors provided additional insights into the student teachers' learning and teaching practice. The richness of the contributions is reflected in the many quotations included in the report.
The successful completion of this project was due to the dedication and expertise of many contributors. The findings documented in this report are relevant for all those engaged in international collaboration and teacher education.
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