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Cooperative Development and Intercultural Research


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Cooperative Development is a non-judgemental approach to personal and professional development. This the purpose of this presentation was to introduce Cooperative Development to researchers in Intercultural Communication.

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Cooperative Development and Intercultural Research

  1. 1. ‘Cooperative Development’ and Intercultural Research Mariam Attia 9th July, 2014
  2. 2. Objectives  What is Cooperative Development?  What are Cooperative exchanges like?  How can this approach support researchers in Intercultural Communication?
  3. 3. Cooperative Development  An approach to personal and professional development (started in the area of teacher education)  Julian Edge - Late 1980s –> 1992, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008  Traditions of reflective practice and action research
  4. 4. Cooperative Development  No single way of becoming a researcher is right for everyone  An internal growth approach to researcher development  Researcher self-development is a social phenomenon
  5. 5. Cooperative Development  Learning through the expression of one’s ideas  A specific kind of discourse (neither a discussion nor a conversation)  Working for regular, agreed upon periods with another researcher
  6. 6. Cooperative Development  Deliberately abandon elements of argument  Creating a space in which one researcher’s ideas can expand in the search for a discovery  Roles: Speaker & Understander
  7. 7. Speaker  A non-defensive style of talk  Purpose -> explore a certain issue or area of interest  Leads to discovery  Basis for plan of action
  8. 8. Understander  Non-Judgmental -> Puts aside their own set of knowledge, experience, opinions.. etc, with the aim of better Understading the Speaker  Facilitates the Speaker’s path of exploration - discovery -action, in line with the speakers own professional development goals
  9. 9. Understander  Respect - Accepting what the speaker says neither agreeing or disagreeing  Empathy - Tries to see things from the speakers point of view  Sincerity - with regard Respect and Empathy  Understander has a set of agreed moves (examples quoted from Edge 2006)
  10. 10. Reflect © stellar_ball ‘Ok, so if I’ve got this right, what you’re saying is..’ ‘Just let me see if I’m with you so far.. ‘
  11. 11. Relate © Schuilr ‘A few minutes ago, you said X, didn’t you? And now you’re saying Y. Are these at all connected for you?’
  12. 12. Focus © AJ Batac You have spoken about X, Y and Z so far, is that right?’ (Pause or confirmation) ‘Would it be useful at this point to Focus on one of them in more depth?’
  13. 13. Set a Goal ©Anjanized Do you see a goal for yourself arising from what you have said so far?’ ‘Am I right in thinking, then, that the goal you see now is ‘X?’
  14. 14. Trial a Procedure © Gary Dean ‘Maybe you can tell me about the steps you will take to achieve your goal’
  15. 15. Computer-mediated © Arthur Kantemirov Not all researchers have the opportunity to work with others on intercultural issues.
  16. 16. Computer-mediated
  17. 17. A taster..  Activity A – Listening  Please sit next to someone you have not worked with before.  Think of something really interesting you have learned in the Summer School.
  18. 18. A taster..  Activity B – Reflecting  Listen to carefully to this story..
  19. 19. Over to you..  How can the principles of Cooperative Development be applied/used in your research context?
  20. 20. The Website  .. Offering resources and a community 