Cross-Cultural and Language Exposure through Experience
- A crucial part of the CCD Program involved giving international pre-service teachers a first-hand of what Australian educational cultural looks like and feels like. By providing an opportunity for them to build social connections with the staff, children and students at the education sites they visited, the CCD participants have developed an emerging Australian teacher identity.
- From the CCD experience, the international pre-service teachers were found to be more interculturally more sensitive to their new surroundings and experiences of cultural difference at various education sites.
- Below, several former 2016 CCD participants share their individual reflections as examples of how they have developed deeper insights and understandings about Australian educational culture during the site visits, as shown below:
Zhou Qingqing Nancy
Lee Yin Jong
Elain Le Ling Tham
Owen Yang Zhan
Tracy Mingyuan Jia