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ERIC Number: EJ747384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Border Crossings in the Classroom: The International Student Interview as a Strategy for Promoting Intercultural Understanding
Pandit, Kavita; Alderman, Derek
Journal of Geography, v103 n3 p127-136 2004
Broadening the intercultural awareness and international outlook of undergraduate students is best achieved through active rather than passive learning. The international student interview provides an excellent strategy for such active learning in introductory human geography classes. It allows American-born students to enter into a dialogue with students from other countries and learn about their culture while simultaneously reexamining their own society and cultural frames of reference. The exercise also provides instructors with an opportunity to discuss the ethics and social practices associated with interviewing. Feedback from University of Georgia students completing this assignment underscored these benefits and provided suggestions for refinement of the exercise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia