Slow down. Listen. Observe. Know yourself. Understand your own culture. Get advice from others…and start planning early: Instructor learning and professional development in international field-based education Posted on Sunday, January 01, 2012
Joellen E. Coryell, Geleana Alston, Shelbee Nguyen
Educators who teach abroad participate within a variety of communities and contexts that may (or may not) help them to prepare to teach students in another culture and country. So how do instructors learn to develop the attitudes, behaviors, and values required to teach effectively in the global educational environment? The purpose of this study was to investigate the motivations, preparations, challenges, and personal learning instructors experience when preparing for and teaching in international settings. Key words: faculty professional development, study abroad, international education, international teaching.