Karmen Johansson, Cecilia Nihlén
AbstractThis paper discusses internationalisation through field studies abroad organized within English courses for student teachers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. A pilot study sheds light on similarities and differences encountered concerning the school systems. The overall aims of the study were to investigate the learning outcomes and the development of global teaching skills. The results indicate a high level of satisfaction among the students regarding the experience of recognizing similarities between their own Swedish school system and the English one, but in particular the insight and inspiration gained from the differences. Consequently, there are implications about future regular and efficient cooperation between different European universities regarding the development of student teachers’ global teaching skills.
Internationalisation, teacher education, English for young learners, field studies abroad, global teaching skills.
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