Intercultural Experience and Education

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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 about the educational value of intercultural experience.
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Overview

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 about the educational value of intercultural experience.
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The editors are all members of the School of Education, University of Durham, interested in interdisciplinary approaches to intercultural experience. Geof Alred is a counsellor and counsellor trainer. His research interests include language in therapy, mentoring, and intercultural experience, in particular student residence abroad..... Mike Fleming is Director of Initial Teacher Training. His research interests include the teaching of English and drama and in particular the use of drama as a form of intercultural education. Mike Byram studied languages and literature before becoming interested in the intercultural dimension of language education and ultimately in educational experience beyond the classroom.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Series Editors' Preface
Contributors' Biographical Notes
1 Introduction 1
2 Becoming a 'Better Stranger': A Therapeutic Perspective on Intercultural Experience and/as Education 14
3 For a Flexible Model of Intercultural Understanding 31
4 On Being 'Bicultural' and 'Intercultural' 50
5 Learning to be Intercultural 67
6 Intercultural Experience and Drama 87
7 An Experience of Interculturality: Student Travellers Abroad 101
8 Ethnography and Cultural Practice: Ways of Learning During Residence Abroad 114
9 Searching for the Intercultural Person 131
10 Changing the Focus: A Discussion of the Dynamics of the Intercultural Experience 155
11 English for the English: An Intercultural Approach 179
12 A Framework for Teaching and Learning 'Intercultural Competence' 196
13 The Recognition of Intercultural Competences: From Individual Experience to Certification 213
Afterword: What Does it Mean to be Intercultural 225
Index 240
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