What Teachers Can Learn

  • Xuefeng Huang
Part of the Intercultural Reciprocal Learning in Chinese and Western Education book series (IRLCWE)


This chapter presents evidence of teacher learning that are related to teacher knowledge and practice. It reveals that this Canada-China cross-cultural school network is the first chance for both Ontario and Shanghai teachers to see each other’s education in action. It shows that teachers’ personal practical knowledge was reshaped by the international collaboration. Compared to Ontario teachers, Shanghai teachers experienced more dissonances in relation to their current practical knowledge because of the international experience. It shows that teachers’ current practice can support or hinder cross-cultural professional learning. Evidence of impact on teachers’ practice because of the international experience is presented. Finally, this chapter discusses potential pedagogical shift of teachers and possible student growth that can arise in the new Canada-China school network.


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  • Xuefeng Huang
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  1. 1.University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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