During September - October of 2008 and 2009, pre-service teachers from Alaska Pacific University and Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga collaborated in small groups to produce USA- and Australia-ready classroom lessons and activities. Differences in expectations, timelines and numbers of participating pre-service teachers following the 2008 experience prompted an improved product and more favorable ratings in the 2009 collaboration. Lessons created by and learned from pre-service teachers in Alaska and Australia are shared along with plans for improving a prospective 2010 collaboration and its progress.
|Title of host publication||26th SPERA|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sustaining the rural education community, promoting high quality teaching and learning|
|Place of Publication||Perth, WA, Australia|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Society for the provision of education in rural Australia conference - University of Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia|
Duration: 15 Sep 2010 → 17 Sep 2010
|Conference||Society for the provision of education in rural Australia conference|
|Period||15/09/10 → 17/09/10|
Boylan, C., & Munsch, T. (2010). Lessons from Collaboration: A joint USA-Australia Pre-service Experience. In C. Boylan (Ed.), 26th SPERA: Sustaining the rural education community, promoting high quality teaching and learning (pp. 75-93). SPERA.