Learning to Teach in the Field

Five Professors Tell How Running an Overseas Study Tour Improved Their Classroom Teaching

Katherine Ellinghaus, Jennifer Spinks, Glenn Moore, Paul HETHERINGTON, Cassandra Atherton

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This article examines the positive impact of overseas study tours on the teaching philosophies and classroom strategies used by the professors running the tours. While education scholars have identified long-term benefits of overseas study tours for students, less attention has been paid to flow-on benefits for teachers. This article aims to address this gap in the literature by having five Australian professors describe how their international study tour experiences changed and improved their teaching in the classroom. The article shows that in the process of developing a successful overseas study tour, professors can learn lessons about teaching that they can use productively in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-189
Number of pages21
JournalFrontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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