As a consequence of globalization and internationalization, there has been a dramatic increase in the number and diversity of students who are gaining international educational experience. Making connections between contemporary study abroad research, theory, and practice, Intercultural Interventions in Study Abroad describes innovative programmes that have been designed to deepen the intercultural learning and engagement of student sojourners. In addition to reviewing the benefits and limitations of these interventions, this volume offers recommendations for further enhancements in the field.
Exploring examples of intercultural interventions in a wide variety of countries from pre- to post-study abroad, this bookhelps readers develop a critical awareness of their strengths and limitations, and provides directions for future developments in intercultural pedagogy. Written by intercultural educators and study abroad scholars from different parts of the world, each chapter describes an innovative pedagogical intervention that has been designed to enhance intercultural learning and engagement, including:
Truly international in scope, this text is essential for study abroad professionals who seek to enhance the intercultural development, global-mindedness, and second-language learning of students through innovative intercultural programming.
1 Introduction: enhancing and extending study abroad learning through intercultural interventions
Jane Jackson and Susan Oguro
2 Designing and implementing pre-sojourn intercultural workshops in an Australian university
3 Monitoring class interaction to maximise intercultural learning in mobility contexts
Claudia Borghetti and Ana Bevan
4 'I want to be able to understanding each and every person that I come into contact with': Critical interculturality training, student mobility and perceptions of the ‘intercultural’
Fred Dervin and Anu Härkönen
5 Aspiring to postcolonial engagement with the Other: deepening intercultural learning through reflection on a South India sojourn
6 Mentoring students’ intercultural learning during study abroad
Angela Giovanangeli, Susan Oguro and Lesley Harbon
7 Foregrounding intercultural learning during study abroad as part of a modern languages degree
8 Optimizing intercultural learning and engagement abroad through online mentoring
9 Employing telecollaborative exchange to extend intercultural learning after study abroad
10 Developing globally prepared students through an experiential constructivist-driven intervention during study abroad
Gabriele Weber Bosley
11 PluriMobil: pragmatic enhancement of intercultural learning before, during, and after study abroad
Mirjam Egli Cuenat
12 Structured reflection and immersion in Ecuador: expanding teachers’ intercultural and linguistic competencies
Elizabeth Smolcic and Daniela Martin
In recent years internationalization has become of vital concern in Higher Education and all indications are that this will be increasingly the case. Globalization, privatization and mobility of students seeking internationally accredited qualifications relevant to a globally-mobile workforce are increasing the pressure on institutions around the world to take action in internationalizing curricula and professional practice.
This series addresses key themes in this internationalization with books written and/or edited by leading thinkers and writers in the field. Up to the minute and international in both appeal and scope the books in the series focus on delivering: