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ERIC Number: EJ1204930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Developing Critical and Empathic Capabilities in Intercultural Education through the V"a"KE Approach
Brossard Børhaug, Frédérique; Weyringer, Sieglinde
Intercultural Education, v30 n1 p1-14 2019
One of the core goals of intercultural education is to develop critical and empathic reflection on social justice, particularly as related to humanistic choices and how individuals can counteract exclusion. The present article analyses the Values and Knowledge Education (V"a"KE) approach, which is aimed at raising awareness about implicit value-oriented priorities in decision-making. Through the Human Development and Capability Approach, the applicability of V"a"KE's didactic principles is analysed in relation to young people's perspectives on resettlement in Europe. The V"a"KE method was used at a 2013 summer camp in Austria with a culturally diverse group of young Europeans who were presented with a dilemma story that highlighted the complex issue of providing assistance to asylum seekers. The participants engaged in various knowledge and moral viability checks that enabled them to engage with opposing arguments. The participants evidenced critical reflection and self-scrutiny, as well as affiliation and empathic imagination, regarding problems that are encountered by asylum seekers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria