Enhancing intercultural sensitivity through group investigation — a co-operative learning approach marialuisa damini & alessio surian from different backgrounds and with different competences improve their learning about.
Ethnographic approaches to intercultural learning ethnographic approaches have been found especially productive in terms of addressing intercultural issues and in enabling students both in their home institutions as well as during residence abroad, to reposition themselves as learners.
Lu, minhui m, using the learners-as-ethnographers approach to enhance intercultural learning among american college students learning chinese as a foreign language (2012)dissertationspaper 200. An active scholar, he has authored or edited numerous books and articles, including maximizing study abroad culture as the core: perspectives on culture in second language learning education for the intercultural experience, and co-authored student learning abroad.
Curriculum areas through intercultural language learning • a further one-day professional development programme in which the outcomes of school-based projects were presented to enable teachers and school teams to share approaches and learning. Cultural and anthropological theory are seen as informing intercultural learning, contributing in particular the idea of a 'third space' (bhabha 1995 kramsch 1995) between languages and cultures in which experiential learning takes place through the negotiation of meaning such emphases position learners in new ways and enhance transferable skills. Liaw (2006) “e-learning and the development of intercultural competence,” language learning & technology, 10(3), 49-64 lu, minhui (2012) literature review using the learners-as-ethnographers approach to enhance intercultural learning among american college students learning chinese as a foreign language unpublished dissertation.
Such approaches could be described as etic or culture-general we argue for re-centering cross-cultural management teaching and learning around a stronger emic or culture-specific component, balancing the current etic emphasis. Purdue didn’t really start to make progress on intercultural learning until dr michael brzezinski came on board as dean of international programs and attended an intercultural training with vande berg. For background on how i’m defining intercultural learning (hint: it’s about much more than learning about other cultures), see last month’s post, which featured augsburg university, a smaller, private school in minneapolis, minnesota.
During this learning process, a twofold objective can be achieved: (1) the short-term goal of learning and effective intercultural adjustments in specific cultural contexts and (2) the long-term goal (eg, through the reflective ethnographic diary and so on) of increasing bias awareness and cultural sensitivity by exposing (cultural) assumptions and prejudices. Communication, and their learning approaches to curriculum content the more students work alin small groups which aim to mutually enhance their motivation, the more likely it is that.
The experiential learning approach intercultural learning implies experiential learning it is not sufficient to read books about culture, to listen to lectures about other cultures, or to deal with the subject on a purely cognitive and intellectual level. Indeed the links between language learning and learning about culture and the intercultural are is to enhance lecturers' language language learners as ethnographers'' approach.