Journal of Intercultural Communication, Issue 19, Januari 2009

Ulrike Meyer

In the Name of Identity: Teaching cultural awareness in the intercultural classroom


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.

Key words: Identity, cultural identity, self-analysis, intercultural communication, international classroom, pedagogical approach

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