Frameworks for Intercultural Learning

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This website aims to stimulate debate about some of the issues which lie at the core of global intercultural learning. It is designed for teachers, students in training and all those who are interested in intercultural relations.

It is not a teaching resource as such, but is a really useful way for people embarking on international partnerships, for example, to explore and challenge assumptions, ideas and beliefs.

The site draws on findings from a three-year ESRC-funded research project, Global Partnerships as Sites for Mutual Learning, and explores themes and topics which have emerged from the research. It aims “to help you to think more deeply about how you interpret your inter-actions with people from a range of places and cultures”, based on the idea that “the nature of the relationship between people of different cultures is at the core of ethical and worthwhile intercultural learning experiences”.

This website is organised around seven key themes, with short explanatory texts and research findings, plus links to associated websites and suggestions for further reading:

  • Relationships
  • Development
  • Culture
  • Assumptions
  • Identity
  • Charity
  • Footprints

Users are advised to start with the Relationships section because the ideas introduced here will inform how you approach the others.

The website is currently being piloted, and users are encouraged to send in feedback.

 

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