Internationalising teachers - intedalliance.org

Internationalising teachers - intedalliance.org

INTERNATIONALISING TEACHERS AIE 2017 - Wayne Richardson Head of School PYP RAK Academy, UAE WHO ARE WE? Ras Al Khaimah Academy VISION: A centre of excellence in learning at the heart of the community. Founded in 1975 and established under the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Located: one hour north of Dubai One Academy K-13, Two Campuses, Three Schools NOR: 3600, 3-18 years old

Curricula Students: 60% Emirati, 40% Foreign, 65 nationalities Teachers: 307 - 21 nationalities, (705 staff) Accredited: CIS, BSME; licensed by UAE MOE www.rakaonline.org (authorized):

Arabic, IBPYP, ENC, IGSCE, IBDP, A Levels True or False ? (2 mins) 1. Internationalising of schools is driven by globalisation, economics, resources, technology, communication advancements, politics, climate change, research, etc T/F 2. We can stop any of the above 3. Teachers are graduating internationalised 4. Teachers become internationalized after one year of teaching in an international school

T/F 5. Discuss: what are the characteristics of a truly experienced international teacher? T/F T/F Internationalising Teachers (briefly) Vision and mission National and International curricula

Student population national, expatriate, beliefs, values, religions Parents, community, host country School staff teachers, TAs, Office, maintenance, Board, What would an international teachers tool set contain? Commitment to embedding the school vision and mission, PD training in curricula, engagement with students, parents, colleagues, A mindset shift what would it look like? What would the clues be? Internationalising Teachers As international educators, what is our role?

As international educators, what are the expected outcomes of a student having been schooled internationally? Internationalising Teachers Research: books and articles: Standish (2012) p.145 cites Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction (2002) + Tourist Classroom > Traveller Classroom > Global Classroom Hammer, Bennett, and Wiseman (2003) Defining, measuring and developing intercultural sensitivity. + Denial > Defence > Minimization (Ethnocentrism) > Acceptance > Adaptation > Integration (Ethnorelativism) cited in ISJ Taylor (2014) p.27 Bates (2011) Teachers for the International School of the future pp.83-98

+ Research Brain functions; + Technology; + International Mindedness; + Intercultural sensitivity; + Student population EAL, local and expat; + Localised knowledge geography, history, politics, religion / beliefs, and language; + Career progression. What are the characteristics of a truly experienced international teacher? What would it look like? What would the clues be? As international educators, what is our role? As international educators, what are the expected outcomes of a student having been schooled internationally?

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