Issue 10
Monday, 03 July 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Pre-service teachers (from left) Tan Chee Hock, Dominic May, Lilly Hellet, Tyson Gordon and Gabrielle Popovic
Pre-service teachers (from left) Tan Chee Hock, Dominic May, Lilly Hellet, Tyson Gordon and Gabrielle Popovic

Students develop skills in Malaysian school

By Ellie Turner

A group of education students has completed a placement at a school in Malaysia as part of their pre-service teacher training.

Tenby School, in Penang, hosted five Bachelor of Education students on the 10-day professional experience program, now in its fourth year.

Professional experience director Dr Jenny Buckworth said pre-service teachers were encouraged to pursue international opportunities.

“We have established a strong relationship with Tenby School,” Dr Buckworth said.

“The placement offers students an understanding of education in a different cultural environment and an introduction to international schools.”

The students taught in primary and secondary classrooms and extracurricular activities each day. 

Lilly Hellet said she was assigned to a class of Year 3 international students.

“The students were from Malaysia, India, Japan, China and Korea, with about 80 per cent learning English as a second language,” Lilly said.

“The children were amazing – they had such a willingness to learn.”