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ERIC Number: EJ1104589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
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Intercultural Education in Practice: Two Pedagogical Experiences with Mobile Students
Borghetti, Claudia
Language and Intercultural Communication, v16 n3 p502-513 2016
This pedagogical paper describes and discusses a teaching activity of intercultural education for mobile students developed within the European IEREST project (http://ierest-project.eu/). The activity "24 h Erasmus Life" aims at making students reflect on four interrelated areas of their sojourn: the emotional impact of living abroad, the understanding of how communication works within a different academic community, the broader social dimension of the experiences, and the identity-related language issues. In Autumn 2014, the activity was tested with two different groups of students by teachers at the University of Bologna (UNIBO): the first group (A) was formed by 18 international incoming students and was taught by face-to-face teaching in Bologna; the second group (B) comprised 23 UNIBO students who were doing their study abroad in a variety of European countries, and participated in the activity by means of a Learning Management System. This paper traces the main instructional phases of "24 h Erasmus Life," and comments on the students' learning experiences by reporting extracts from transcribed peer-to-peer class interactions (Group A) and from class blog and forums (Group B). Overall, the paper aims to describe how the teaching took place in the two cases considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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