Narratives of Learning Through International Professional Experience

  • Ange Fitzgerald
  • Graham Parr
  • Judy Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Judy Williams, Ange Fitzgerald, Graham Parr
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gillian Kidman, Catherine Lang, Marcelle Cacciattolo
    Pages 29-45
  4. Graham Parr, Julie Faulkner, Craig Rowe
    Pages 47-62
  5. Janina Kahn-Horwitz, David Mittelberg, Roberta Bell-Kligler, Rachael Gelfman Schultz
    Pages 77-93
  6. Gillian Kidman, Zoe Davies, Cassy Eaton
    Pages 139-152
  7. Julie Faulkner, Anne Keary, Jan Drew
    Pages 153-167

About this book


This book presents a collection of research-based narratives exploring the learning of pre-service teachers and teacher educators in a range of international professional experience (IPE) settings. The narratives, based on over 20 years of IPE managed by an Australian faculty of education, capture the lessons learnt from the IPE program from a variety of perspectives, including academic staff, pre-service teachers and in-country partners. Four key themes emerge from the narratives: identity, learning through discomfort, collaboration and relationships. At a time when critics of teacher education are arguing for more predictable, standardised programs and practices, this book advocates for richly diverse, innovative programs that better prepare the next generation of educators for teaching in a multicultural, uncertain future. 


International professional experience School placement/practicum Global engagement Global education Internationalisation Culturally responsive Narrative inquiry

Editors and affiliations

  • Ange Fitzgerald
    • 1
  • Graham Parr
    • 2
  • Judy Williams
    • 3
  1. 1.Monash University MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Monash University MelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Monash University MelbourneAustralia

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