Developing academic and intercultural competence : the impact of a Patches program
Tangen, Donna J., Mercer, Louise, Hepple, Erika, & Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S. (2010) Developing academic and intercultural competence : the impact of a Patches program. In AARE 2010 International Education Research Conference, 28 November - 2 December 2010, University of Melbourne, Melbourne. (Unpublished)
This symposium focuses on an innovative Patches program that addresses imperatives with respect to the development of intercultural competence. The term, Patches, in this project refers to writing tasks and intercultural activities wherein each task becomes a ‘patch’ that eventually creates a quilt of learning as experienced by 58 second year BEd students from Malaysia and 14 fourth year domestic (Australian) BEd students. We take intercultural competence to mean students “ability to communicate effectively and appropriately in intercultural situations based on [their] intercultural knowledge, skills and attitudes” (Deardorff, 2006).
The papers in this symposium provide detailed information about the design of the program, its impact on students’ perceptions of themselves as students, writers, and emerging professionals, and students’ development of intercultural competence.
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|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
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