Contact Zone Learning and International Teacher Professional Development
DepartmentTeaching and Learning
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DescriptionThis article considers the learning that took place during one international teacher professional development experience. Building on a previous article that investigated social studies teachers’ learning through international professional development (Patterson, 2015b), I focus here on the study tour itself and four participants on that tour as they traveled to sites in China. This article critiques the format of international teacher professional development for social studies teachers, while also outlining the potential gains of what is being described here as contact zone learning. Put briefly, this qualitative inquiry provides the literature on professional development of social studies educators with a critical investigation of the processes by which teachers learn (or do not learn) through one international study tour.
CitationPatterson, Timothy. (2020). Contact zone learning and international professional development.
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