21st century learners challenge the traditional instructional process as they seek opportunities that facilitate a greater emphasis on communication, collaboration, and cooperation. Further, as preexisting boundaries are being circumnavigated through globalization, preparing future educators to engage with peers from local, national, and international levels is becoming a necessity. Through a conceptual analysis of a pedagogical perspective that considers the call for greater collaboration, this work in progress seeks to explore avenues to extend student cooperation, with an emphasis on global connectedness. As this paper sets the stage for outlining the benefits of establishing effective partnerships for teacher candidates, with the implications of fostering culturally and globally responsive educators, it is also positioned as a starting point for future educational research and scholarship.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2016)

  • Date of Conference: 14-17 November 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2016.0034
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-76-6
  • Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK