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E twin intercultural_learning


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Intercultural learning in an eTwinning context: eTwinning is an excellent medium to train intercultural skills in practice. Yet, to become a “European” or “World” citizen, pupils need more besides language skills and a basic knowledge of cultures: A profound awareness of themselves and others. The workshop offered a selection of practical methods that can be integrated in your eTwinning lessons to make your pupils aware of attitudes and to help them deal with strangeness and change perspectives.

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  1. 1. Empowering PupilsIntercultural Learning in an eTwinning Context Bettina Zeidler Budapest, April 1st, 2011
  2. 2. Intercultural Learning What we think about others“What do you think about me?” / 1 o Form groups of three (with persons you do not know) o Task: Two people speculate about the third person. > What are her / his hobbies? > Which subjects does she / he teach? > What are her / his most important values? o Give observations why you think this way. o The third person is quiet and tries to hide her/ his feelings. o Change the role after 3 minutes 2
  3. 3. Intercultural Learning What we think about others“What do you think about me?” / 2 o Exchange in your groups > How did you feel when other people talked about you? > What was your impulse? o When you talked about the others: > Which signals made you think like this? > Which own ideas and experiences made you think like this? 3
  4. 4. Intercultural Learning What this workshop is about Awareness Intercultural Knowledge Learning Attitude Skills 4
  5. 5. Intercultural Learning What this workshop is about How can we stimulate our pupils„ awareness in an eTwinning context? 5
  6. 6. Intercultural Learning Who is this? What do you see? What do you feel? What do you think?Not to judge but just to observe is a challenging discipline. 6
  7. 7. Intercultural Learning Why awareness is challenging 7
  8. 8. Intercultural Learning Why awareness is challengingFrom brain research... Emotions Rational Thinking Physical Reaction 8
  9. 9. Intercultural Learning Stimulate self-reflectionWho am I? o Answer the following questions: > What I am proud of. > What my friends like about me. > My best place in the world. Form groups of three. My personal diamond 9
  10. 10. Intercultural Learning Why self-reflection is so important We need an Other Self- European Acceptance acceptance Citizen of others 10
  11. 11. Intercultural Learning Awareness of our own culture Figures, facts language, clothes, characteristics ... Emotions Needs Self-Worth Values Beliefs ... 11
  12. 12. Intercultural Learning Awareness of our own culture“Travel agency” o Form groups according to your nations or with nations you know. o Task: Convince people of coming to your country by advertising with your values. o What are your values? Find common values. > What can your visitors learn in your country? > Which values can they profit from? > Examples where these values find their expression (people, architecture, behaviour etc.) o Formulate slogans, paint, write etc. 12
  13. 13. Intercultural Learning Change of perspectivesHow can pupils achieve this? o Map: Discover differences and similarities o Bridge: Talk and understand (history, groups of people, values...) o Integrate: Accept them o Innovate: Find new ways of attitude 13
  14. 14. Intercultural Learning The end Diversity is about difference – the differences that make us all unique. Bill Taylor „Interkulturelle Kompetenz“, Beltz-Verlag 14
  15. 15. Have fun with eTwinning!Vielen Dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit. bettina zeidler Office: Niels-Bohr-Str. 62, 53881 EU-Kirchheim Phone: 02255 . 94 55 15 Mobile: 0177 . 799 07 97 Mail:
  16. 16. Intercultural Learning Literature and Links o The Pedagogical Advisory Group: Pedagogical issues – Intercultural understanding and integration, European Schoolnet, 2007; o Helga Losche, Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Sammlung praktischer Spiele und Übungen o Hofstede, Gert Jan (2002), Exploring culture: excercises, stories, and synthetic cultures, Intercultural Press Inc, USA o Bertelsmann Stiftung, Eine Welt der Vielfalt, Praxishandbuch für Lehrerinnen und Lehrer o Dagmar Kumbier, Friedemann Schuz von Thun (hg.): Interkulturelle Kommunikation: Methoden, Modelle, Beispiele Further interesting links: o Atlas of European Values: o Stephan Dahl, Communications and Culture Transformation, Fotos © kommweit; Saber-toothed tiger taken from 16