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 book helps 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:
- designing and implementing pre-sojourn intercultural workshops;
- using guided, critical reflection to deepen students' intercultural learning and engagement;
- monitoring class interaction to maximize intercultural learning;
- optimizing intercultural learning and engagement abroad through online mentoring.
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.
Table of Contents
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
Jane Jackson is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research.
Susan Oguro is Associate Professor in Education and Director of Internationalisation in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
"Intercultural Interventions in Study Abroad delivers an up-to-date and informative examination of study abroad research. The content of the chapters is sufficiently scaffolded so that those unfamiliar with study abroad research can gain a broad understanding of the key concepts and essential theoretical frameworks underpinning many of the current studies in the field. Aside from satisfying research-related aspirations, the book also provides a good deal of practical advice on how to improve the quality of study abroad programs by implicating tasks and activities intended to enhance the benefits of the study abroad experience. In sum, this book is a worthwhile read for researchers, teachers, and administrators who seek to deepen their knowledge of study abroad research, especially in a second-language learning environment." - Kris Ramonda, JALT Journal