ERIC Number: ED312888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Cross-Cultural INSET for Language Teachers. The Bell Educational Trust Academic Reports.
The In-Service Teacher Training (INSET) experiment took place in September 1986 and involved 24 German teachers of English and 14 English teachers of German working together over a period of 2 days. The German teachers were participants in a 10-day course in England. Teachers worked together within the community to gather information on topics relating to environmental education, making video and audio recordings, and preparing a presentation for the large group. English teachers were required to use German in their presentations, and German teachers were required to use English. The phases of the project included familiarization and orientation, task-setting, information gathering, information processing, presentation, and evaluation. The project promotes a task-oriented, learner-centered, experience-based approach to learning and a high level of communicative interaction between participants. Participants investigate a variety of current local issues, gain insights into culture-based assumptions, and develop cross-cultural awareness. The experiment was condidered successful enough to be repeated. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Training, English (Second Language), Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, German, Inservice Teacher Education, International Cooperation, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Workshops
Director (Education), Bell Educational Trust, Hillscross, Red Cross Lane, Cambridge CB2 2QX, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bell Educational Trust, Cambridge (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)