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ERIC Number: ED495063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan-30
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Application of Transcultural Themes in International Classrooms
Van Hook, Steven R.
Online Submission
The effective use of transcultural themes and images may help promote positive resonance in international settings, such as found in the traditional and online classrooms of globalizing higher education. Findings of transculturally resonant themes and images may be applied to international classroom pedagogy through such means as multimedia presentations including transcultural images and themes in classroom lectures and discussions. In the sample of a global economics course, concepts of relationships might be used to demonstrate economic theory; sports analogies may be used to illustrate systems theory; animal metaphors and similes may be used to illustrate economic principles; life cycle topics may be used to engage students in classroom discussions; babies and young persons may be used to contextualize social and economic conditions; and so on. Social good may be realized as diverse nationalities are better empowered to share differing perspectives and understanding in international settings. (Contains 5 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A