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ERIC Number: EJ1123937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Evidence of Intercultural Communication Competence in Tenth Grader's Narrative Texts
Guerrero Moya, María Eulalia; Muñoz Ortiz, Liliana; Niño Díaz, Ana María
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n13 p111-130 Jul-Dec 2016
This action research study explored the effects of an intervention linking both culture and citizenship in a tenth-grade English language class, and aimed at finding evidence of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) skills through the writing of narrative texts in English. Participants were 75 tenth-grade students, between the ages of 14 and 17 years old who attended three different public schools in Bogotá, Colombia. Through literature circles (discussion groups) and storytelling tools, learners played an active role, discovered similarities and differences among cultures, reflected upon their tolerance levels, and explored ways to face problems. Findings suggest that students were able to identify differences in cultures and how those differences helped them to build identity. In addition, they analyzed how they reacted in situations where their tolerance skills were challenged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)
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