The role teachers play in international education through cooperative learning
|Author/s||Mirmán Flores, Ana Mª|
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación|
|Abstract||Over recent years, international education has become one of the main goals of our society since they have been proved to increase school effectiveness, but also research about this has identified several motivational ...
Over recent years, international education has become one of the main goals of our society since they have been proved to increase school effectiveness, but also research about this has identified several motivational factors that can influence students’ development. Yet, how to motivate learners in the classroom continues to be one of the most puzzling problems confronting the teacher. Therefore, teachers must foster both confidence and high achievement in their students. Thus, a central issue in this essay is that teachers have a primary responsibility in education to help students cultivate personal qualities of motivation that can give them resources for developing aspiration and independent learning for achieving goals. Although it is difficult to monitor directly, children’s efforts and involvement with educational tasks have significant effects on their progress and it is important for teachers to find ways of facilitating this. Hence, it is of big importance to consider and promote cooperation between class members in order to build group cohesiveness and so provide an international environment within the group. Furthermore, the role teachers play in their pupils throughout this cooperative learning should become the key to education’ internationalisation since this seems to accelerate the process of globalisation and leads us to the development of intercultural skills. The essay presented focuses on the need for internationalisation within teachers and examines how they contribute to the students’ adaptation to this new globalised society we live in.
|Citation||Mirmán Flores, A.M. (2013). The role teachers play in international education through cooperative learning. En International Conference Re-conceptualizing the professional identity of the European teacher. Sharing Experiences (533-544), Sevilla, España: Copiarte.|