Collaborative Online Learning across Borders (COLAB): Examining Intercultural Understandings of Preservice Teachers in a Virtual Cross-cultural University-based Program
Sonja Arndt, Samara Madrid Akpovo, Marek Tesar, Tao Han, Feifei Huang, Macy Halladay
JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN CHILDHOOD EDUCATION | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021
This article introduces the Collaborative Online Learning Across Borders (COLAB) teaching and research program. It outlines the development of the cross-national collaboration, and examines the learning in four teacher education programs in New Zealand and the United States of America. COLAB aims to support teacher candidates, in the US and abroad, to begin their teaching career with insights into the complexities of working with people from diverse social and cultural contexts. This article presents a research study that examined the online intercultural interactions and understandings among undergraduate and graduate preservice (and some inservice) teachers (n = 110) across four universiti..View full abstract
This research was funded in part by the Global Catalyst Grants Program at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (USA) Center for Global Engagement. We are indebted to and would like to thank the reviewers for their generous feedback and contributions to our revision of this article.