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ERIC Number: EJ1127939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-0120-5927
Towards the Development of Intercultural Competence Skills: A Pedagogical Experience with Pre-Service Teachers
Ramos Holguín, Bertha
HOW, v20 n1 p206-225 Oct 2013
Although interculturality has been the focus of several studies which reveal a tendency to include an understanding of students' home culture and cultures around the world in the English language classes, few studies focus on the inclusion of an intercultural component in a class different from the English one. This article aims to share a pedagogical experience carried out in a Colombian public university in order to analyze how intercultural competence skills emerged in pre-service teachers after the implementation of an intercultural component in a research and pedagogy class. Data were gathered through field notes, students' artifacts, and group discussions. Findings revealed that pre-service teachers started to develop intercultural competence by developing skills to interpret and contextualize cultural practices and by raising awareness of contextual complexities.
ASOCOPI, the Colombian Association of Teachers of English. Cra 27 A #53-06, oficina 405, Bogota, Colombia. +57-2115018; Fax: +57-2115018. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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