Challenging TEFL trainees' professional beliefs: unexpected encounters in international practicum

Hepple, Erika (2007) Challenging TEFL trainees' professional beliefs: unexpected encounters in international practicum. In 41st International Annual IATEFL Conference and Exhibition, 18 - 22 April, 2007, Aberdeeen, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

This study explores the impact of an international school-based experience on the professional beliefs and practices of TEFL trainees. Through their experiences in an Australian primary classroom, 17 Hong Kong TEFL trainees found their professional beliefs challenged in unexpected ways. A combination of stimulated recall and guided reflection encouraged participants to develop new understandings from these intercultural encounters.

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ID Code: 59609
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult the authors).
Deposited On: 03 May 2013 06:36
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 03:30

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