La mobilité internationale, c'est aussi pour les enseignants !
This article presents various reflections on the impact of the Teacher mobility support program that offers CEGEP teachers bursaries to spend time abroad, either as teachers or lecturers, or to follow professional development activities, to appropriate innovative tools or models, or to do research. While enriching their knowledge, teachers who have benefited from a mobility experience have served as goodwill ambassadors for promoting the expertise found in the Quebec college network and they have contributed to the internalization of Quebec education. Upon returning from these journeys, teachers are able to incorporate international elements into their teaching, while improving their pedagogical practice. In so doing, their students are given the opportunity to benefit from new viewpoints or different realities, and may also become interested in what is happening beyond our borders. In addition to enabling participants to get to know these ‘other people’ and their culture, teacher mobility favours professional development, the appropriation of new teaching techniques, the renewal of scientific knowledge, and a deeper understanding of the teaching practice. It also allows our college teaching practice to take into account international trends and to meet current challenges in matters of cultural diversity and globalisation.
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