In Series 6 of Teachers Supporting Teachers Podcast we go local, global and international in hearing stories from pre-service teachers about becoming a teacher during a pandemic.
In this episode, three primary education degree students, Muhammad Anas Norman, Severine Sembai Jantum and Nur Hamizah Sahril from Institut Pendidikan Guru, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia, join Susan to talk about the challenges faced during the pandemic and how the pandemic has changed their idea of what it means to be a teacher. They also shared tips on being a teacher during difficult times - during the pandemic/unexpected challenges.
Series 6 team:
Executive Producer: Narelle Lemon (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)
Producers: Susan Anak Musis Jantan (Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Tun Abdul Razak (IPGKTAR), Sarawak, Malaysia), Marcelle Cacciattolo (Victoria University, Australia)
Team members: Siobhan O'Brien (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), Katrina Van Vuuren (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), and Jan Drew (The Global Student, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia).
Connect to the why of this series:
The Global Education Consortium has been on pause during the pandemic with the closure of international borders. International teaching practicums have stop, however, the collaboration and partnership established between the Australian and Malaysian universities of this project has enabled the enactment of innovative ways of working. We are still connected. And we want to extend this connection in new and tangible ways.
We draw attention to how we want to:
· continue to build on relationships and strengthen the development of initial teacher educators and pre-service teachers as a community across international borders.
· utilise the power of storytelling.
· support impact of the pandemic on being and becoming a teacher.
· share, hear, and learn with and from pre-service teachers locally, nationally, and globally.
· be proactive, honest, and compassionate with one another.
· enhance global conversations about becoming a teacher and making personal and professional adjustments during the pandemic with a focus on wellbeing.
· create a space that is underpinned by compassion and empathy for varied lived experiences that we can all learn from.