Mobility and local/international knowledge co-production: innovation in the post-monolingual learning of Chinese

Singh, Michael and Harreveld, Bobby and Gao, Tao and Danaher, Patrick (2014) Mobility and local/international knowledge co-production: innovation in the post-monolingual learning of Chinese. In: Mobile teachers, teacher identity and international schooling. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 121-139. ISBN 978-94-6209-898-5

Abstract

In this chapter, mobility is shown to be giving expression to - and contributing to - the local/global flows of languages and evidence-driven knowledge production about languages education in a world that connects student-teachers and learners moving across educational cultures. We analyse evidence of the internationalisation of school education in terms of Australian school learners' contact with a student-teacher-researcher from China. Through her reflections on her own formation of a mobile transcultural identity, we relate this to her work of forming similar identities among Australian school learners through them learning Chinese. In the context of rapid demographic, cultural, economic and political change associated with the mobility of students, tourists, business migrants and investors from China, this analysis contributes to developing our key concepts of post-monolingual learning and the Australia-China co-production of innovative knowledge. In doing so, we contribute to the contestation of the internationalisation of school education as a one-way flow of 'Euro-American' knowledge in English to countries such as China (Harreveld, 2012; Ferdous & Harreveld, 2012, Singh, 2013b).


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 30 May 2016 07:10
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2017 04:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, innovation, internationalisation, language education, learning Chinese, local/global, mobility, post-monolingual
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27004

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