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The Integration of Intercultural Learning into Curricular and Co-curricular Planning

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  • Dates: Jan 8 – 14, 2018 (1 week)
$2,750

Overview

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This hands-on seminar is designed to help educators effectively integrate intercultural learning into curricular and co-curricular programs. Participants will learn how to design activities that will help students and other participants learn and grow through intercultural experiences. The distinctive international location will enable participants to focus on their own intercultural development and gain a deeper, more holistic understanding of the intercultural learning process.

The presenters draw upon their professional experience to discuss with participants the theories and best practices that inform connections between in-class, out-of-class learning and intercultural skills development.

The seminar begins with an exploration of the ways in which intercultural learning is defined within the study abroad context and how students develop these skills. 
 

  • Create

    Create a self-designed customized curriculum which integrates intercultural learning

  • Develop

    Develop a set of best practices for integrating study abroad learning with the home school curriculum

  • Learn

    Learn how to transform everyday experiences into opportunities for intercultural learning

Location & Culture

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Based in Alicante, Spain; participants fly in and out of Madrid.

A picturesque town on the Costa Blanca of Spain, Alicante boasts huge plazas, wonderful parks, stunning beaches, and a rich culture. It’s also experienced a development boom recently — along with rapid population growth.

Mingle with the locals as you explore modern architecture, historic buildings, and shopping malls next to centuries-old open-air markets, all with a distinct Spanish flavor.

Objectives

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Program Objectives

  • You will develop your own materials including:
  • A self-designed, customized curriculum which integrates intercultural learning.
  • A set of best practices for integrating study abroad learning with the home school curriculum.
  • A set of high-impact practices for intercultural learning.
  • Specific resources both for faculty and staff.

Workshops & Discussions

Intercultural Development
-Gain a better understanding of the intercultural development process and how to help students move along this continuum.
-Learn about assessment instruments that measure  intercultural skills  in order to better understand the participant’s own intercultural world view and work toward intercultural development.

Goal-setting and portfolios
-Discuss the relevance of goal-setting to intercultural learning as well as the use of portfolios to document progress and outcomes.

Identity in context
-Consider questions of cultural identity in the context of your own experience as well as those of your students and learn how to incorporate these important questions into your work with students.

Bridging Cultures
-Discuss the skills necessary to bridge cultural differences  and learn several processes to help students develop these skills

Site Visits and Experiential Learning Activities

Explore diverse neighbourhoods, including the port, the old city and the esplanade to examine local culturally, ethnically, and religiously diverse groups in order to consider the role of diversity in study abroad and to practice intercultural observation skills.

Meet with Spanish families and have the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest.

Discover the role of the arts as reflective of cultural identity, cultural values, and the idea of Spain as a cultural entity.

Participate in an arts project that is important to local festivities

Learn how to transform everyday experiences into opportunities for intercultural learning.

Visit a market, take a cooking lesson, do a wine-tasting, and  explore food as deeply reflective of culture and identity.

Visit a local turrón making establishment and consider the importance of holidays and gift-giving in its cultural context.

Activities are subject to change.

Our Staff

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