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Internationalisation, Ethnic Diversity and the Acquisition of Intercultural Competencies

Internationalisation, Ethnic Diversity and the Acquisition of Intercultural Competencies This paper sheds light on the pedagogical processes involved in intercultural study environments and their effects on students. Studying "abroad" or in an ethnically diverse context "at home" is described metaphorically as an academic, cultural, intellectual and emotional journey that facilitates the acquisition of intercultural competencies as well as personal growth. It is stressed that universities have much to gain from approaching internationalisation and ethnic diversity in an integrated fashion. The situational character of the teacher's role in this process is also stressed. The discussion arrives at an interactive model of intercultural learning. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Intercultural Education Taylor & Francis

Internationalisation, Ethnic Diversity and the Acquisition of Intercultural Competencies

Intercultural Education , Volume 14 (1): 15 – Mar 1, 2003
16 pages

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Taylor & Francis
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1469-8439
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1467-5986
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10.1080/1467598032000044674
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Abstract

This paper sheds light on the pedagogical processes involved in intercultural study environments and their effects on students. Studying "abroad" or in an ethnically diverse context "at home" is described metaphorically as an academic, cultural, intellectual and emotional journey that facilitates the acquisition of intercultural competencies as well as personal growth. It is stressed that universities have much to gain from approaching internationalisation and ethnic diversity in an integrated fashion. The situational character of the teacher's role in this process is also stressed. The discussion arrives at an interactive model of intercultural learning.

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Intercultural EducationTaylor & Francis

Published: Mar 1, 2003

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