International pre-service teachers' self-confidence in critical reflective thinking and writing through an intercultural Patches program

Tangen, Donna J. & Mercer, Louise (2012) International pre-service teachers' self-confidence in critical reflective thinking and writing through an intercultural Patches program. TESOL in Context, 22(1), pp. 56-70.

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Abstract

This paper describes part of an action research study that was designed to explore the outcomes of an ongoing program in which the participants, a group of domestic and international pre-service teachers and lecturers, worked together in reflective writing workshops. While the primary long-term goal of the program was to develop the intercultural competence and understanding of all of the participants through social activities, the development of social relationships was initiated and supported by involving the participants in weekly writing workshops that focused on shared salient skills of critical reflective thinking and writing. The focus of this paper is upon the outcomes for the international students, a cohort of second year pre-service teachers from Malaysia. Findings indicated that the program was successful in developing the Malaysian pre-service teachers’ self-confidence in perceiving themselves as writers and future teachers of writing, in shifting their focus from writing product to writing process and content, and in increasing the depth of their critical reflective thinking and writing

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ID Code: 52820
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: reflective writing, intercultural, self-confidence, HERN
ISSN: 1030-8385
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Australian Council of T E S O L Associations
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2012 22:49
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 16:47

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