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Global Collaboration for the Emerging English Foreign Language Teacher Competence Development
Global Collaboration for the Emerging English Foreign Language Teacher Competence Development

Author(s): Aija Dudkina, Diāna Liepa, Inta Ratniece
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vytauto Didžiojo Universitetas Švietimo akademija
Keywords: global collaboration; professional competence development; global learning

Summary/Abstract: European higher education by global collaboration should encourage researching and sharing practice for professional competence development in teacher education thus making a vital contribution in realising a Europe of knowledge that is highly creative, innovative and above all equity by intergenerational solidarity focused on. The emerging English as a foreign language teachers develop their professional competence better if they participate in global collaboration by informal studies involving global teaching/learning issues, which promote their professional competence thanks to Millennium Goals’ researching. Materials and methods: analysis of theoretical sources. Analysis of data change dynamics was performed and an assessment and generalization of results was conducted by using statistical methods, based on a data correlation study and with the help of the software for quantitative mathematical statistics SPSS 17.0 (Statistical Package for Social Sciences). Results: global learning discussed in master classes, lectures, case studies in schools, local community of the Project Intensive Programme host country, text books for learning English compared. Conclusions: global collaboration by intergenerational solidarity brings valuable knowledge needed for professional competence development on teaching/learning due to inclusion of global learning.

  • Issue Year: 15/2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 168-176
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English