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ERIC Number: EJ1022543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1356-2517
First-Year Students' Perspectives on Intercultural Learning
Lee, Amy; Williams, Rhiannon D.; Shaw, Marta A.; Jie, Yiyun
Teaching in Higher Education, v19 n5 p543-554 2014
Faculty can play a critical role in supporting students' intercultural development, but studies indicate that instructors report a lack of formal understanding about how to maximize this opportunity. Through the investigation of 115 first-year students' written reflections, this study provides faculty with students' perspectives on intercultural learning moments that were supported by pedagogical and curricular components. The findings suggest that moments students note as critical to their intercultural development may be initiated within the classroom through intentional knowledge sharing and awareness building, yet extended further by students both inside and outside of the classroom context. This article explores student intercultural learning from the perspective of the student and discusses implications for both classroom and campus culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota