Transformative Holistic Learning Experiences through Study Abroad: Place-Based Pedagogy with Pre/In-service Teachers Academic Article uri icon


  • Teachers’ first three years are challenging for a variety of reasons, and can result in them choosing to leave the profession. Reasons for leaving are numerous, but can include: feeling unprepared to teach diverse groups of students, lack of self-satisfaction and engagement, and feeling disconnected from students and the educational space. International, place-based experiences provide opportunities to address interdisciplinary connections through intersectional lenses, which can provide rich experiences for teachers to meet the needs of our increasingly changing educational landscape. Research shows that international experiences, as well as pedagogical experiences grounded in “place” outside of traditional classroom contexts, can positively impact teachers holistically.

author list (cited authors)

  • Raven, S.

publication date

  • July 2020