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Raising intercultural awareness: how can we do it?
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages.
2007 (English)In: Utsikter, insikter, avsikter: universitetspedagogisk konferens i Umeå 27 – 28 februari 2007 / [ed] Mohammad Fazlhashemi och Thomas Fritz, Umeå: Universitetspedagogiskt Centrum, Umeå universitet , 2007, 25-31 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
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Umeå University wants to increase the number of students who do part of their degree course at a foreign university, as part of a general drive to increase internationalization in all fields (Verksamhetsuppdrag & resursfördelning 2007 Fastställd av universitetsstyrelsen 2006-11-13). However, students going abroad need preparation – not just in the specific formalities of behaviour etc. in the country they will visit but in developing an understanding that will help them to function wherever they go outside Sweden. As there was no course of this kind available for Umeå’s outgoing students the Department of Modern Languages decided to make use of its expertise in the field and put together a 5-credit course in raising intercultural awareness. The department received financial support for the planning and delivery of a pilotcourse, Spring 2007, from the International Committees of the University and the Faculty of Arts. The ultimate aim of internationalization must be the increased understanding that comes from working with others, which demands intercultural awareness. Intercultural awareness comes from reflecting on one’s own values and beliefs vis-à-vis those of others and achieving an attitude of acceptance. This is not achieved through textbooks or lectures about gestures etc. but through participation in structured activities.

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Umeå: Universitetspedagogiskt Centrum, Umeå universitet , 2007. 25-31 p.
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Skriftserie från Universitetspedagogiskt centrum, ISSN 1650-4364 ; 2008:1
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Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79018ISBN: 978-91-7264-536-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-79018DiVA: diva2:638822
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Den åttonde universitetspedagogiska konferensen 27-28 februari 2007
Available from: 2013-08-02 Created: 2013-08-02 Last updated: 2013-08-02Bibliographically approved

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