Teaching cultural awareness in the intercultural classroom

Ulrike Meyer (1)
(1) Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany, Germany

Abstract

The paper presents a purely pedagogical application of Amin Maalouf's "identity check-up" as a tool which has proved to be useful in cultural mixed classes as a basis for self-analysis and discussion, and as a means of preventing the development of stereotypes and prejudices.


Revised version of a paper given at the conference Changing Identities in a globalized world. 29th November – 1st December, 2007- Faculty of Communication,Vilnius University

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References

Erikson, Erik H. (1959) Identity and the Life Cycle. Selected Papers. New York: International

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Geertz, Clifford (1977). The Interpretation of Cultures. Selected Essays. New York: Basic Books Classics

Maalouf, Amin (2001). In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong. New York: Arcade Publishing. French Original: (1998) Les Identités meurtrières. Paris: Grasset

Thomas, Alexander (1993). Kulturvergleichende Psychologie. Göttingen : Hogrefe.

Authors

Ulrike Meyer
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Author Biography

Ulrike Meyer, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Degree: MA, German and French language and culture (First and Second state exam, for teaching A-Level at state schools)

Primary teaching areas: German Language and Culture, Intercultural Communication

Status: Lecturer, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication

Participating activities: ERIC (European Resources for Intercultural Communication) participation in EU-programme together with 170 European universities, 2003-2005

Author's address:

Ulrike Meyer
Cologne University of Applied Sciences
Institute of Translation and Multilingual Communication
Claudiusstraße 1, D-50678 Köln
Telefon:+49(0)221 8275 3110

Meyer, U. (2009). Teaching cultural awareness in the intercultural classroom. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 9(1), 1–07. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v9i1.473

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