Teaching physical education abroad : Perspectives from host cooperating teachers, local students and Australian pre-service teachers using the social exchange theory

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Wong, Jason Y. L. and Oh, P. H.. (2023). Teaching physical education abroad : Perspectives from host cooperating teachers, local students and Australian pre-service teachers using the social exchange theory. Teaching and Teacher Education. 136, p. Article 104364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2023.104364
AuthorsWong, Jason Y. L. and Oh, P. H.
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Research on pre-service teachers (PSTs) in international teaching practicums often focus on their experiences rather than how it ameliorates the host communities. Constructs of Social Exchange Theory were used to explore benefits and challenges experienced by four Australian PSTs, two Chinese cooperating teachers (CTs) and 169 local students. The PSTs experienced personal and professional growth, the CTs gained new pedagogical insights, and local students experienced cultural immersion with improved engagement in physical education. Despite mutual benefits, challenges emerged from teaching differences, language barrier, and personal obstacles. These underscore the necessity of investing time and resources to minimise such challenges.

Keywordsinternational teaching practicum; global mobility; physical education; pre-service teachers
Year2023
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Journal citation136, p. Article 104364
PublisherElsevier Ltd
ISSN0742-051X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2023.104364
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85174357276
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