Service learning using English language teaching in pre-service teacher education in Singapore

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In line with the Ministry of Education's vision of the delivery of 21st century competencies amongst all students in Singapore, the National Institute of Education in Singapore employs service learning as a pedagogical tool to develop community outreach and engagement. This paper begins with a review of related literature on service learning as a means of enhancing the quality of pre-service teacher education programs internationally. It then looks at how the teaching of the English language may be used as a principal means by which students can make an impact on a local community of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Language; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Teacher training; Experiential learning; Student teachers

Geographic subjects: Singapore; Asia

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2012

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 4

Journal date: December 2012

Pages: pp. 441-454

ISSN: 0218-8791, 1742-6855 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 111.82

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