University of Nottingham

Top 10 reads from the PGCEi

The PGCEi was full of great reads. Here were the articles and chapters I most enjoyed from the course, all of which were part of the core content. I’ll find as many open access links as I can!

10 Roberts (2013) International Education and Global Engagement: Education for a Better World? (Google Books here)

What’s in a word? This book chapter scrutinises the term ‘international’, rants a bit about the concept of ‘international mindedness’, and outlines what it should mean in practice. I like this chapter as you can sense that the author has some beef, but also talks a lot of sense.

9 Bailey (2015) The experiences of host country nationals in international schools: A case-study from Malaysia (open access)

This was a small-scale study but I really like the insight it provides. I see this as research that could be replicated by teachers in a range of contexts. The important thing is that it focuses on student perspectives – and highlights how they differ from those of their teachers’ viewpoints.

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