The Internalisation and European Dimension of School Experience in Teacher Education

By Daniel Madrid and José Luis Ortega-Martín.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

Format Price
Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: September 8, 2015 $US5.00

In this paper we propose the internalisation of school experience in order to encourage a more international preparation of teachers which favours their mobility throughout the European job market. We have based our proposal on a case study that briefly describes the exchange teaching practice programme established by the Spanish MEC in collaboration with the British Teaching and Development Agency (TDA), and results from a questionnaire completed by trainee teachers. The MEC-TDA exchange programme described allows us to know the objectives and evaluation framework of such initiatives; at the same time, the feedback obtained from the questionnaires used for our qualitative study sheds light on the benefits that participants experience.

Keywords: School Experience, Teaching Practice, Erasmus Programme

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 4, December, 2015, pp.119-132. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: September 8, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 719.154KB)).

Dr. Daniel Madrid

Professor, Department of Language and Literature Teaching, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Dr. José Luis Ortega-Martín

Principal Lecturer, Language and Literature Teaching, University of Granada, Spain