Linking Research and Training in Internationalization of Teacher Education with the PEERS Program: Issues, Case Studies and Perspectives
Edited By Jean-Luc Gilles
The PEERS program proposes international exchanges adapted to the context of teacher training institutions wishing to take advantage of internationalization in order to link training, research, and practice. PEERS is based on the completion of Research and Innovation (R&I) projects during the academic year, during which international groups of professors and students from teacher training partner institutions collaborate remotely as well as during two placements of one week. For the students, the PEERS program aims to develop competencies in distance collaboration with the help of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the management of intercultural groups, and the continuous improvement of their activities through reflective thinking and the spirit of research. For the professors the PEERS program aims to better link research and training, to reinforce their skills in the management of international research projects and to foster opportunities for international publications.
The aim of this collective book is to give an overview of the Issues, case studies and perspectives of the PEERS program. The first section entitled "Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges for the Internationalization of Teacher Training in a Globalized, Multicultural, and Connected World", focuses on the foundations and general features of PEERS projects, as well as the context of globalization in the intercultural and connected world in which it is situated.
The second section, "Case Studies and Lessons Learned from the PEERS Project in Southern Countries" constitutes a series of chapters presenting case studies on PEERS projects focused on innovation and cooperation in the developing world. The third section, "Results of Research-Oriented PEERS Projects," considers the results from PEERS projects that have enabled the implementation of theoretical and practical educational research, generally taking the form of small-case research studies or innovations in the design of teaching units. Finally, in the conclusion we propose to present the key points of the three sections that make up this book "Linking Research and Training in Internationalization of Teacher Education with the PEERS Program: Issues, Case Studies and Perspectives".
Chapter 4: Learning Through Experiences of Otherness in Malagasy Schools: Exchanges Between the ENS in Antananarivo, HEP Vaud, and the Zazakely Association (Denis Gay / Célestin Razafimbelo)
Denis Gay* and Célestin Razafimbelo**
firstname.lastname@example.org – email@example.com
* University of Teacher Education of State of Vaud, Switzerland –
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
** Ecole Normale Supérieure d’Antananarivo, Madagascar
Chapter 4: Learning Through Experiences of Otherness in Malagasy Schools: Exchanges Between the ENS in Antananarivo, HEP Vaud, and the Zazakely Association
In this chapter, we describe how a group of three Malagasy students and a professor from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Antsirabe, Madagascar, and three students and a professor from the University of Teacher Education of State of Vaud (HEP Vaud) undertook experiences of otherness in two schools in Antsirabe (Madagascar). Several themes attracted the group’s attention: the status of the French language at school, the authority of teachers, pupil diversity, and descholarization. Our framework of analysis is that of double distantiation through experiences of otherness. We show how a sense of surprise among students and professors can lead to a better understanding of cultural aspects of other peoples and of oneself in return. Our method also leads to a calling into question of certain professional practices on professional practice. We emphasize that it can be transferred to fields beyond that of teacher training.
The PEERS program (the Projet d’Étudiants et d’Enseignants-chercheurs en Réseaux Sociaux or Student and Teacher-Researchers Social Networks Project) began in Madagascar at the same time as the country finally←75...
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