Conclusion

Conclusion

By the end of this Unit, you will have thought both about ways in which the varying attitudes of teachers in different countries might present problems for an international course like this one and about the benefits which cross-cultural and cross-system collaboration can bring.

Although there are clearly difficulties involved in the transfer of teaching techniques and recommendations for classroom practice from one cultural context to another, there are also many advantages involved in looking at educational issues from an international perspective.

Your outlook will be broadened through an awareness of a wider range of possible approaches. There may well be lessons in the practices of educators in other countries which could be helpful in solving problems within your own setting.

In the next Unit, we will move away from these more general educational considerations towards more specific classroom issues.