Navigating and negotiating borders: Western pre-service teachers’ experiences of teaching science in a non-western setting

Fitzgerald, Angela (2019) Navigating and negotiating borders: Western pre-service teachers’ experiences of teaching science in a non-western setting. Teaching and Teacher Education, 82. pp. 96-105. ISSN 0742-051X

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Abstract

The subculture of science has ‘borders’ that many find difficult to negotiate. These borders become more complex the further understandings of science are from traditional western perspectives. This paper therefore examines the experiences of two western pre-service teachers’ teaching science in a non-western context--the Cook Islands. The lens of ‘border crossing’ has been used to make sense of these teachers’ learning to teach experiences as it provides insights into the ways in which the participants negotiated such crossings over time. This research highlights the importance of recognising the positive interactions and potential for diverse experiences within a cultural context.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version embargoed until 1 July 2021 (48 months), in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 23:54
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: border crossing; science education; ways of knowing; pre-service teacher education; non-western contexts
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2019.03.013
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/36263

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