Improving intercultural learning experiences in higher education

responding to cultural scripts for learning by Thushari Welikala

Publisher: Institute of Education, University of London in London

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 65-67) and index.

StatementThushari Welikala and Chris Watkins.
SeriesIssues in practice
ContributionsWatkins, Chris.
LC ClassificationsLC1099 .W45 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 68 p. :
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23193093M
ISBN 100854738045
ISBN 109780854738045
LC Control Number2009293635

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In recent years, numbers have increased and arguablyCited by: The students' voices in this book provide powerful insight into their learning experiences.

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In recent years numbers have increased and arguably greater attention has been given to their experiences as. Get this from a library. Improving Intercultural Learning Experiences in Higher Education: Responding to Cultural Scripts for Learning. [Thushari Welikala; Chris Watkins] -- This text aims to investigate the learning experiences of international students at UK universities and to discuss how these experiences can be improved.

Intercultural Competence in Higher Education features the work of scholars and international education practitioners in understanding the learning outcomes of internationalization, moving beyond rhetoric to concrete practice around the world.

Devoted exclusively to exploring the central learning outcomes of internationalization efforts, this edited volume contains a refreshing. Improving Intercultural Learning Experiences in Higher Education: Responding to cultural scripts for learning (Issues in Practice) by Welikala, Thushari; Watkins, Chris at - ISBN - ISBN - Institute of Education - - Softcover.

Fostering Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: Designing Intercultural Group Work for the Classroom: /ch Within the ongoing process of globalization, intercultural competence has been identified as one of the key competences of the 21st century.

Universities need. (). Developing alternative frameworks for exploring intercultural learning: a critique of Hofstede's cultural difference model. Teaching in Higher Education: Vol. 14, No. 3, pp.

(). First-year students' perspectives on intercultural learning. Teaching in Higher Education: Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. Effect of GI and Glogster on Improving the Intercultural Communication Skills in Higher Education: /ch The study reports the effect of group investigation (GI) cooperative learning method and the Glogster online poster on improving the intercultural.

It is titled “Spotlight on Intercultural Competence Development in Higher Education Institutions” and will appear in the UNESCO-IASAS book on student services in higher education around the world.

Editor: Roger B. Ludeman, President Emeritus, International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS), Editor-in-Chief, UNESCO-IASAS Book. Improving intercultural learning experiences in higher education: responding to cultural scripts for learning. Reviews: Adult Education and Lifelong Learning – Theory and Practice, Improving Intercultural Learning Experiences in Higher Education: Responding to Cultural Scripts for Learning, Writing in the Academy: Reputation, Education and Knowledge.

Drawn from regions with an explicit diversity policy tradition in higher education—namely, the United States, Canada, and Australia—ways and problems of its adaptation to the European context will be discussed. The article provides an orientation for setting up diversity activities and diversity plans aimed at intercultural learning.

This edited volume explores the educational significance of intercultural experience. It offers a broader conception of interculturality than commonly found in the area of foreign language teaching. Contributors represent a diverse range of academic and professional interests.

The aim of the book is to encourage dialogue and interchange across this range, and beyond, to stimulate thinking. Intercultural development; Intercultural skill acquisition; Intercultural transformation Definition Intercultural learning refers to the acquisition of knowledge and skills that support the ability of learners to both understand culture and interact with people from cultures different from their own.

Discussion of Chinese students' experiences will be based upon a synthesis of findings of three studies, led by the author, investigating different aspects of Chinese students' study and living experiences in UK higher education.

The first study was set out in and the last ended in October Volet, S. E., & Ang, G. () 'Culturally mixed groups on international campuses: an opportunity for intercultural learning,' Higher Education Research and Development, Vol 17(1) DOI / In this reflection paper, Lihe Huang describes his experience studying abroad in Germany as a visiting scholar.

Through the well-designed introductory seminar and study tour arranged by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which provided the grant for Huang's research on foreign languages teaching and intercultural education in Germany, he familiarized myself with many facts related to the.

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Yet surprisingly little is known about which postsecondary educational practices best foster intercultural competence. Many of Chickering and Gamson's educational good practices such as active learning and respect for diverse ways of learning have proven influential in college students' development ().Likewise, high-impact activities such as integrative research experiences, living.

Empowerment of the learner can lead to more self-directed, relevant learning, and lifelong development of intercultural competence. In an age that demands quick results and bullet-point solutions, international higher educators have a role to play in communicating that the development of intercultural competence is not only something that requires intentionality but also a process that cannot.

Findings. The nurses' experiences within the short one or 2 weeks TNHE intercultural teaching and learning environment identified four categories: language and teaching and learning issues; TNHE degree requirements, guidance and support; shock and.

This has been a small project, but it is evident that higher education institutions need to take up the challenge to train their staff to become competent intercultural communicators within an international, intercultural and global institution in order to maintain its competitive edge as well as provide an embracing and inclusive learning.

The nurses' experiences within the short one or 2 weeks TNHE intercultural teaching and learning environment identified four categories: language and teaching and learning issues; TNHE degree requirements, guidance and support; shock and coping strategies and acclimatisation.

These resources include activities to foster cross-cultural communication skills and build intercultural understanding. References and resources. Books. Shapiro, S., Farrelly, R. & Tomas, Z. Fostering International Student Success in Higher Education. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association Press.

Improving Intercultural Education at Chinese Institutions from German Experience Lihe Huang Tongji University (China) While flying on an airplane to Germany, heading to my new appointment as a visiting scholar, I reminded myself that there would likely be some cultural differences upon.

Many educators are passionate about intercultural learning, and some become AFS as volunteers to learn more about this topic. Intercultural learning and global citizenship are interconnected, and they are both important for entire education systems because they can impact the curriculum of various subjects in many different ways.

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Based on a national, multidisciplinary effort to define and measure learning outcomes—the Reviews:   The point is to recapture practice experiences and mull them over critically in order to gain new understandings and so improve future practice.

This is understood as part of the process of life-long learning.”(Finlay, ) Intercultural encounters and the perplexities that may result from them often provide opportunities for reflection. In.Intercultural communication for professional development: creative approaches in higher education.

In S. Jager, M. Kurek & B. O’Rourke (Eds), New directions in telecollaborative research and practice: selected papers from the second conference on telecollaboration in higher education (pp. ).