Publikation

Classroom Management Strategies: Does the perception of affordances act as a gate-opener for internationalist teachers?

Outline:

M. Gaisch - Classroom Management Strategies: Does the perception of affordances act as a gate-opener for internationalist teachers? - EAIR Forum 2015, Krems , Österreich, 2015, pp. 1-8

Abstract:

This contribution points to major changes triggered by the upcoming Conceptual Age where contextual thinking and creative teaching have become increasingly foregrounded. Such a conceptual shift entails numerous challenges, many of which have to be faced by academic staff. This is all the more relevant for internationalist teachers who - in view of the ever-changing student demographics – need to move beyond their entrenched practices and embrace a more holistic approach towards classroom management. It was found that academics that teach in International Classrooms adapt their teaching practices in accordance with their individually perceived grounds for action and reflection.