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Capacity Building: Home and Away

Hudson, Peter B., Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., & Dooley, Karen T. (2007) Capacity Building: Home and Away. Malaysian Journal of Learning & Instruction, 4(1).

Abstract

Many countries are at pivotal points for reforming their education systems, particularly Asian countries moving into English as the medium instruction. The Ministry of Education Malaysia aims to reach its government’s Vision 2020 for education reform, which includes teaching science education in English. Achieving Vision 2020 requires capacity building for Malaysian institutes and their lecturers. This capacity building involved professional development on specific preservice teacher education units conducted through Australian and English universities. Thirty-one Malaysian lecturers from two institutes were involved in professional development with three Australian university lecturers associated with a new primary science education degree. In addition, 96 Malaysian preservice teachers were co-taught by both the Malaysian and Australian lecturers over a two-week period, which provided lecture and tutorial demonstrations on science education, English, and human psychology. This paper highlights capacity-building in the areas of teaching and learning for Malaysian institutes and the affiliated Australian university. Malaysian and Australian lecturers and the Malaysian preservice teachers gained an opportunity to refine their pedagogical knowledge and content knowledge with linkages to current theories (i.e., on science education, English, and human psychology). International collaboration appeared to enhance teaching and learning programs by globalising coursework, and presents potential for collaborative research.

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ID Code: 12984
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: capacity building, international collaboration, course development
ISSN: 1675-8110
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Malaysian Journal of Learning & Instruction
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:57

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