The intercultural competence learning lab: a training initiative for intercultural competences development of faculty as a precondition for intercultural competences development of students

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Abstract

“So why do we assume our teachers pull at the right end of the rope?” This question was raised during a discussion concerning the intercultural competences of our faculty in comparison to the perceived disappointing level of intercultural competences of our graduates. Intercultural competence development is only one part of internationalization at home, yet a part that seems to be more difficult to grasp than language proficiency or international learning outcomes (van der Poel & van der Werf, 2014).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal and local internationalization
EditorsElspeth Jones, Robert Coelen, Jos Beelen, Hans de Wit
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherSense Publishers
Pages97-104
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-6300-301-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameTransgressions: Cultural Studies and Education
PublisherSensePublishers

Keywords

  • intercultural competences
  • internationalization
  • students
  • higher education
  • teachers

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