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Vurdien, Ruby; Puranen, Pasi – Research-publishing.net, 2018
This reflective practice will examine and report on students' experiences of three different bilingual (English-Spanish) task-based telecollaborative projects. The observations indicate that throughout these different projects the students were able to develop their intercultural awareness and their critical thinking skills via different online…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Cultural Awareness, Bilingualism
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Strugielska, Ariadna; Piatkowska, Katarzyna – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2017
The aim of this paper is to discuss intercultural competence (IC) from a languacognitive perspective, whose main assumption is the interface between language, cognition and culture manifested in meaning construction. The article first emphasizes the centrality of language in the process of meaning construction. As a result, in the following…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education
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Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L. – Teaching in Higher Education, 2017
Drawing on a combination of prior experience, theoretical stance, and intuition, along with pedagogical practices identified to be effective in addressing diversity with teacher candidates, a model for teaching multicultural education to teacher candidates was designed. This study examined how particular elements of this model were effective in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education
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Cervini, Cristiana; Solovova, Olga; Jakkula, Annukka; Ruta, Karolina – Research-publishing.net, 2016
Learning has been moving out of classrooms into virtual and physical spaces for over a decade now (Naismith, Lonsdale, Vavoula, & Sharples, 2004). It is becoming mobile "in space", i.e. carried across various domains (workplace, home, places of leisure), "in time", as it encompasses different moments of the day, and in…
Descriptors: Uncommonly Taught Languages, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Telecommunications
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Kyppö, Anna; Natri, Teija – Research-publishing.net, 2016
This paper presents information on the factors affecting the development of multilingual and multicultural communicative competence in interactive multimodal learning environments in an academic context. The interdisciplinary course in multilingual interaction offered at the University of Jyväskylä aims to enhance students' competence in…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Awareness
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Bradley, Linda, Ed.; Thouësny, Sylvie, Ed. – Research-publishing.net, 2012
For the first time, the annual conference of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) took place in Sweden. The conference took place at the Faculty of Education on historic ground on the old fortification walls of Carolus Dux from the 17th century right in the centre of the city. This year's host comprised the…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lappalainen, P. – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
The changes facing industries are necessitating a concomitant change in university curriculum. Before instigating a reform, however, education providers need to acquire an understanding of the most pertinent development needs essential for filling industrial competence gaps. The Language Centre at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Problem Based Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries